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Between the Sea and the Lagoon: An Eco-social History of the Anlo of Southeastern Ghana c. 1850 to Recent Times
by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Ohio University Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-0-8214-1408-8 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1409-5
Library of Congress Classification DT510.43.A58 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 966.7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This study offers a “social interpretation of environmental process” for the coastal lowlands of southeastern Ghana. The Anlo-Ewe, sometimes hailed as the quintessential sea fishermen of the West African coast, are a previously non-maritime people who developed a maritime tradition. As a fishing community the Anlo have a strong attachment to their land. In the twentieth century coastal erosion has brought about a collapse of the balance between nature and culture. The Anlo have sought spiritual explanations but at the same time have responded politically by developing broader ties with Ewe-speaking peoples along the coast.



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