Biography

E.A. Ammah

During his lifetime E. A. Ammah (1900-1980) was celebrated as an expert on Ga culture and society. He was the first Ga person to speak on the radio and he published several essays in Ghanaian publications. As head of one of three royal houses, he was an active participant on the Ga Royal Council. As a devout Anglican, he sought to demonstrate the correspondences between Ga religion and Christianity and other world religions. E. A. Ammah’s ethnographic vision had two principal components: ensuring the accurate recording and interpretation of Ga institutions and positioning Ga culture within the context of other world cultures.