Settling in and holding on : a socio-economic history of northern traders and transporters in Accra's Tudu: 1908-2008

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Settling in and holding on : a socio-economic history of northern traders and transporters in Accra's Tudu: 1908-2008

Title: Settling in and holding on : a socio-economic history of northern traders and transporters in Accra's Tudu: 1908-2008
Author: Ntewusu, Samuel Aniegye
Publisher: Institute for History, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2011-11-03
Keywords: Accra
Northerners
Urbanisation
Transport
Trade
Abstract: This thesis is about northerners within an urban setting in Ghana. It discusses the processes by which Alhaji Braimah, the unelected but recognised chief and spokesman of northerners in Accra, was able to utilise British colonial urban policy in Accra to establish a community called Tudu. Tudu did not only become an urban space where northerners only lived but also engaged in economic activities- specifically transport and trade. The thesis therefore contributes to our understanding of the role of northerners in Accra and how northerners contributed to the economic development and physical establishment of Accra. The thesis combined the analysis of social relations, history and individual biography. This was made possible by focusing the discussion on one community (Tudu) and one social group (northerners), which were used as basis for both analysis and presentation. The field work and archival research on which the analysis was based was carried out in Tudu a sub-urban of Accra, Ghana between 2007-2009 and in the archives in Ghana and Britain in the same period.
Description: Promotor: M.E. de Bruijn, Co-Promotor: J.B. Gewald
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Ntewusu, S.A., 2011, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18019
 

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