Academic research and publication on indigenous slavery in Ghana and in Africa more widely have not received attention commensurate with the importance of the phenomenon: the history of indigenous slavery, which existed long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, has been a marginal topic in documented historical studies on Ghana. Yet its weighty historical, and contemporary relevance inside and outside Africa is undisputed.This book begins to redress this neglect. Drawing on sources including oral data from so-called slave descendants, cultural sites and trade routes, court records and colonial government reports, it presents historical and cultural analysis which aims to enhance historical knowledge and understanding of indigenous slavery. The author further intends to provide a holistic view of the indigenous institution of slavery as a formative factor in the social, political and economic development of pre- colonial Ghana.
Lectures included in this collection are:
Horticultural Research in Ghana: An Overview – Professor Japhet C. Norman (8 October 1998)
Ghana’s Animal Agriculture: The Way Forward – Professor Walter S. Alhassan (29 May 2001)₵10.00
Inaugural lecture by Dr. Eugenia Date-Bah, ILO. Delivered in 2007.
Channels of Prayer, Prophecy and Power: Contemporary Religion, New Media and Transformation of the Public Sphere in Africa
Inaugural lecture by Professor J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theology Seminary, Ghana. Delivered on March 31, 2016.
Inaugural lecture by Professor Victor Patrick Yao Gadzekpo, former President, Central University College (now Central University). Delivered on June 29, 2005.
Education, Literacy and Governance: A Linguistic Inquiry into Ghana’s Burgeoning Democracy (The J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture, Series 39)
Lectures delivered by Professor Kwesi Yankah. Delivered in March, 2006.
Lecture 1: Free Speech, Censorship and the Language Dilemma in Public Policy
Lecture 2: Krobo Edusei and the Paradigm of Street Wisdom in Contemporary Governance
Lecture 3: The Tongue, The Thumb and The Ballot Box
Papers included are as follows:
Law as a Tool of Social Change – Nana Dr. S.K.B. Asante
Gender: Changing Roles and Perceptions – Dr. Afua A.J. Hesse
Gender: Evolving Roles and Perceptions – Professor George P. Hagan
Gender: Economic and Political Power – Nana Oye Lithur
The Changing Role of the Family in Contemporary Times – Dr. Eugenia Date-Bah
Gender and Contemporary Challenges – Professor Takyiwaa Manuh
Kwame Nkrumah and the Arts – Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia
A paper prepared for the Academy of Arts and Sciences, by Professor Fred Ohene Akuffo, retired Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Submitted in August 2007.
Proceedings, Founder’s Week Celebrations, November 2001.
Effective tackling of Ghana’s alarming unemployment challenges has eluded governments to-date. Possible strategies for it continue to be debated in national discourse. Colossal youth unemployment and its general grave consequences for society at large and for the affected individuals remain a major concern. As recently witnessed in North Africa, governments ignore the challenge at their own peril.
This volume brings together papers, which were presented and examined at length at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences’ 2011 Founder’s Week Celebration. The papers provide insights and a sound basis for planning comprehensively to address the diverse features of the issue.
Inaugural lecture by Professor Henrietta J.A.N. Mensa-Bonsu, University of Ghana. Delivered in 2006.