Ivor Wilks

Professor Emeritus Ivor G. Wilks (19 July 1928 – 7 October 2014) was a noted British Africanist and historian, specializing in Ghana. He was an authority on the Asante Kingdom in Ghana and the Welsh working-class movement in the 19th century, he had one of the most distinguished careers of any historian of Africa, which ended as Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA.

He was the author of over 178 published works mostly about Ghana, including "Forests of Gold", "Wa and the Wala", and "Akwamu – A Study of the Rise and Fall of a West African Empire".