African Studies Matters: A History of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, 1961-2017

Jacob U’Mofe Gordon
Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas, Gainesville FL 32606

Series: African Studies
BISAC: POL053000



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The term, African Studies Matters, provides the context and conceptual framework for documenting the history of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, West Africa, 1961-2017. Established by the first President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the vision of the Institute was to provide direction for national development through research, knowledge production and dissemination, and application to the needs of the nation and its people.




Chapter 1. Historical Context

Chapter 2. On the Establishment of the Institute of African Studies

Chapter 3. The Early Years, 1961-1982

Chapter 4. The Period of Maturation, 1982-2010

Chapter 5. IAS in the Age of Globalization, 2010-2017

Chapter 6. Challenges and Prospects

Bibliographical References



Keywords: Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, African National Development, Knowledge Production

Audience: African Studies professionals, graduate students, public and private sectors in education, diplomats, international organizations, African development organizations.

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