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Title:Reflections on the oral traditions of the Nterapo of the Salaga area
Author:Okoro, J. AkoISNI
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Geographic term:Ghana
social history
oral traditions
research methods
local history
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/history_in_africa/v035/35.okoro.pdf
Abstract:The Nterapo in the Salaga area (Ghana) represent a group whose history goes beyond the time of the introduction of Gonja rule in the Volta Basin from the 16th century. The Nterapo survived the brutal Gonja invasion by accepting and adapting to the process of State formation and emergence of greater sociopolitical complexity in east Gonja. The settlement history and cultural lifeways of the Nterapo can provide insights for the production of premises, conceptual frameworks, and methodological approaches that would create a deeper understanding of human experience in the Salaga area. This paper presents initial thoughts on the historical, linguistic and archaeological significance of the oral traditions of Nterapo communities in this area. Bibliogr., notes [ASC Leiden abstract]