The Making of an African King: Patrilineal & Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana

Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

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Paperback (226 pages)

Africa World Press


Editorial Description

This book is a study examining the causes of the kingship internecine struggle among the Effutu by exploring the two traditional systems of succession, the patrilineal and the matrilineal among the Effutu (Awutu-abe), and how best to end political violence.

Reader Reviews

A Clash of Confusions
A fascinating attempt to describe and analyse the phenomenon of stool succession disputes illustrating how life can be made complex and complicated whilst two separate traditions vie for supremacy on a foundation of misunderstanding and mischief. I admire the author's perspicacity in undertaking this work and pay tribute to his skills as a researcher and explainer, however I wish it had been better proofed before publication.