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Title:Settling in and holding on: a socio-historical study of northern traders and transporters in Accra's Tudu: 1908-2008
Author:Aniegye, Ntewusu SamuelISNI
Year:2012
ISSN:1876-0198
Issue:40
Pages:270
Language:English
Series:African Studies Collection
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
ISBN:9789054481126
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:urbanization
neighbourhoods
urban transport
domestic trade
migrants
ethnic relations
urban history
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Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/19014
Abstract:This dissertation is about 'northerners' within the urban setting of Accra, in South Ghana. In southern Ghana, 'northerners' refers to people from the three northern regions of Ghana, as well as people originating from Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo and Nigeria. The study examines the processes by which Alhaji Braimah, a prominent kola-nut trader of mixed Yoruba and Fulani parentage, and unelected but recognized chief and spokesman of northerners in Accra, was able to utilize British colonial policy to establish a community in Accra called Tudu. Tudu became an urban space where northerners not only lived but also engaged in economic activities, especially trade and transport. By combining an analysis of social relations, history and individual biography, the study highlights the role of northerners in Accra and how they contributed to the economic development and physical establishment of the city. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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