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The Predicament of BlacknessPostcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race$
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Jemima Pierre

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226923024

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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The Predicament of Blackness
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Jemima Pierre

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the historical forces and contemporary practices that shape the terrain of struggle and the prevailing racial order within which Ghanaian urban communities and identities are constituted. It explains the significance of establishing the fact of the occurrence of racialization in purportedly unusual or unsuspecting places. It also provides an overview of the subsequent chapters.

Keywords:   postcolonial Africa, race, identity, community formation, racialization, Ghana, racial formation

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