The Making Of An African King

by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
The Making Of An African King
  • ISBN-13: 9780865437173
  • Author(s): Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
  • Subject: African studies
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 30-08-2000
  • Format: p/b

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In the West, the primacy of patrilineal succession is so deeply entrenched that the thought of supplanting it with matrilineal succession would be unthinkable. However, that is exactly the situation among the Effutu, the Guan community of Winneba in Ghana. Their ancient patrilineal system of succession is in contention with the matrilineal succession practiced by their populous Akan neighbours.
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In the West, the primacy of patrilineal succession is so deeply entrenched that the thought of supplanting it with matrilineal succession would be unthinkable. However, that is exactly the situation among the Effutu, the Guan community of Winneba in Ghana. Their ancient patrilineal system of succession is in contention with the matrilineal succession practiced by their populous Akan neighbours.