New PDF release: The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal

By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

Kingship (chieftaincy) disputes are common in Ghana. those disputes might start as rivalries between eligible applicants, or while ineligible applicants are elected caretaker kings because of their beneficial prone to a royal kin. although, upon the death of the caretaker rulers, occasionally their descendants refuse to cede energy, hence growing protracted and infrequently violent energy struggles. this can be precisely what occurred to the Ᾱwutu-ābe (Effutu) of Simpa. In 1898, twenty-seven years after the dying of a caretaker ruler elected by way of the Otuano Royal relatives for his precious carrier to the royal relatives, his nephew contested the throne plunging the Ᾱwutu right into a cycle of contentious internecine fight.
The Making of an African King examines the resource of the fight as visible by way of colonial directors, and the ultimate court docket ruling in June 2013 among the patrilineal Otuano Royal kin opposed to the non-royal Acquah faction that favors the matrilineal procedure of descent practiced via the Akan.

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