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Wa and the Wala: Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana
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Wa and the Wala: Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana Hardcover - 1989

by Ivor Wilks


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In the late seventeenth century Wala emerged as a small state in what is now northwestern Ghana. Ivor Wilks traces the history of Wala from its beginnings to the present, paying particular attention to the complex relations between the Muslim and non-Muslim elements in the population. He also examines the impact of Zabrima, Samorian, British, and French intrusions into Wala affairs. By the use of orally transmitted traditions and recensions of these in both Arabic and Hausa, he is able to show how the Wala themselves view thier past. Ivor Wilks analyzes the periodic eruptions of communal violence in Wala in terms of both religious and secular factionalism. He suggests that the policy maker, concerned with the region's current political problems, should have a sound knowledge of the history of Wala and an understanding of the deeper structures of society.

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  • Title Wa and the Wala: Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana
  • Author Ivor Wilks
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st Edition
  • Pages 276
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Date 1989-07-13
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Bibliography, Illustrated, Index
  • ISBN 9780521362108 / 0521362105
  • Weight 1.27 lbs (0.58 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.75 in (22.86 x 15.24 x 1.91 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: African
  • Library of Congress subjects Wa (Ghana) - Politics and government, Islam and state - Ghana
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 88027439
  • Dewey Decimal Code 966.7
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