Nigeria and Ghana

Nigeria and Ghana

Nigeria and Ghana

Nigeria and Ghana

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It is impossible to do justice to the histories of two of the most significant countries in Africa in the space of this short essay, but if this work stimulates its readers to pursue the histories of Nigeria and Ghana in greater detail it will have served its purpose.

The name "Ghana," coined in 1957 to describe the newly independent state which replaced the British Colony of the Cold Coast, is bound to cause a certain amount of confusion in historical narratives, as Ghana was a medieval empire of the western Sudan. I have therefore retained the term "Gold Coast" to refer to the period before 1957.

A work of this kind obviously draws heavily on a multitude of authorities, whom it is impossible to acknowledge individually. To these, and to the very many kind chiefs, politicians, students, and citizens of Nigeria and Ghana who have given my family and me so much kind and patient hospitality, I would like to record my gratitude.

J.E.F.

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