Why did a conflict between a majority of settlers (Konkomba), claiming equal citizenship, and a minority of autochthons (Nanumba), produce Ghana's largest incident of ethnic cleansing and a subsequent ominous calm? Analysing Konkomba-Nanumba coexistence after the 1996 peace accord, this ethnographic study shows that the conflict has two forms: one is sovereign violence, the other is persistent silence in relation to legalistic speeches. Breaking out of these forms may require not so much a reconciliation, as peace brokers proposed, but a political compromise. [Book abstract]
Free online at http://hdl.handle.net/1887/14508


Year of publication: 2009
Series: African Studies Collection
Volume: 21
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978-90-5448-091-4
Auteur
Martijn Wienia
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Paperback
Uitgeverij
African Studies Centre
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