The Akan of Ghana: Aspects of Past and Present Practices (Paperback)

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The Akan of Ghana: Aspects of Past and Present Practices (Paperback)

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The Akan of Ghana: Aspects of Past and Present Practices takes the reader through the ancestry of present-day Akan people - from the influence of ancient Egypt, through the ancient Empires of Western Sudan and into the forest belt of present-day Ghana. Comparative analysis of cultural practices (such as kingship and the royal setup, death, funeral rites, and family structures) between ancient Egypt and present-day Akan people are highlighted. The three elements that make up an Akan person - Blood, Soul, and Spirit - as well as the Akan family structure are elaborately treated, and a clear cultural distinction between an Akan family and clan is explained. Names and their appellations, signs and symbols, as well as some kente designs are highlighted in the appendices. Ultimately, cultural challenges of the Akan in the contemporary world are brought to the fore.
Product Details ISBN: 9781507897645
ISBN-10: 1507897642
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 282
Language: English