Review Essay: Indigenous Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy For Social Change


  • Samuel Adu-Gyamfi Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Book Under Review

Lee, Charles T. 2016. Ingenious Citizenship: Recrafting Democracy for Social Change. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016


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Author Biography

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. He has published over forty articles in the area of Political History and History of Medicine.


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