Re-thinking Development in Africa: an oral history approach from Botoku, Rural Ghana

Tsey, Komla (2011) Re-thinking Development in Africa: an oral history approach from Botoku, Rural Ghana. Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group, Cameroon.

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Abstract

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.

Item ID: 19033
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
Keywords: research, settlement, environmental change, infrustructure, culture, economic participation, ancestral home, development model
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ISBN: 978-9956-726-50-9
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 05:37
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920503 Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups @ 100%
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