Germany and Its West African Colonies

Excavations of German Colonialism in Post-Colonial Times

Edited by: Wazi Apoh, Bea Lundt

West African history is usually seen as mainly influenced by English or French colonialism. There is a new interest in German colonialism, but most research is done in European archives and with a European point-of-view. This book explores German colonial exploits and their consequences in Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon, mostly from an African point-of-view. By means of research on sites of the colonial hinterland and the agency of entangled people, the book reveals the simmering impact of the past encounters on indigenous religious, cultural, political, and socio-economic developments in West Africa. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 49)

264 pages

Publication Date: 3/21/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903037