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Title:Ominous calm: autochthony and sovereignty in Konkomba/Nanumba violence and peace, Ghana
Author:Wienia, MartijnISNI
Year:2009
ISSN:1876-0198
Issue:21
Pages:223
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054480914
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Konkomba
Nanumba
ethnic conflicts
dissertations (form)
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/14508
Abstract:Why did a conflict between a majority of settlers (Konkomba), claiming equal citizenship, and a minority of autochthons (Nanumba), produce Ghana's largest incident of ethnic cleansing and a subsequent ominous calm? Analysing Konkomba-Nanumba coexistence after the 1996 peace accord, this ethnographic study shows that the conflict has two forms: one is sovereign violence, the other is persistent silence in relation to legalistic speeches. Breaking out of these forms may require not so much a reconciliation, as peace brokers proposed, but a political compromise. [Book abstract]
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