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Culture and Customs of Ghana (Culture and Customs of Africa)

Culture and Customs of Ghana (Culture and Customs of Africa)
Author: Steven J. Salm - Toyin Falola
ISBN 13: 9780313320507
ISBN 10: 313320500
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: 2002-03-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
List Price: $64.00

Authoritatively discusses the vibrant and adaptable Ghanaian people, from their religions to music and dance


Ghana's culture and customs have been influenced by a long history of Islamic and European contact. This book provides a narrative on cultural life and institutions in Ghana and looks at recent changes in the cultural landscape, for students and general readers. Chapters describe religion and worldview, literature and media, art and architecture, cuisine and traditional dress, gender roles and family, social customs and lifestyle, and music and dance. A chronology, glossary, and b&w photos are included. The authors teach history at the University of Texas-Austin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)