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Author Tsey, Komla

Title Re-thinking development in Africa : an oral history approach from Botoku, rural Ghana / Komla Tsey
Published Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Rpcig, 2011


Description 1 online resource (iii, 167 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- ch. 2 Better Understanding Botoku and My Connection to It -- ch. 3 My Approach to the Research -- ch. 4 From Migration to Settlement -- ch. 5 From Road Building in the 1930s to Middle School in the 50's -- ch. 6 Water Hand Pumps, Health Clinic, Electrification and Fiasa (Ě€Chief's Palace') from 1970s to 2000s -- ch. 7 Culture as Two-Edged Sword -- ch. 8 Making a Living through Economic Participation -- ch. 9 Ancestral Home or Place to Connect -- ch. 10 Integrated Model of Development -- ch. 11 Conclusion
Summary In this thought provoking book, Komla Tsey argues that if governments, NGOs, development donor agencies and researchers are serious about development in Africa, they need to get down to ground level, both metaphorically and literally. They must search deep into Africa's own rich oral traditions by creating space and opportunity for ordinary Africans, whose voices have so far been conspicuously absent in the development discourse, to tell and share their own stories of development. Story-sharing as research methodology acts as a mirror, reflecting the participants self-evaluation of where they have come from, where they are now, and how to proceed into the future. They are strategies that can empower and enable individuals and communities of people to be agents of their own change which, in Tsey's view, is what development is all about
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-167)
Subject Economic development -- Social aspects -- Ghana
Oral history -- Ghana -- Botoku
African history.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
Economic development -- Social aspects.
Oral history.
Ghana -- Botoku.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956726523