West-African history is usually seen as mainly influenced by English or French Colonialism. There is a new interest in German Colonialism, but most research is done in European archives and with an European point-of-view. This book explores German Colonial exploits and their consequences in Ghana, Togo, and Cameroon mostly from an African point-of-view. By means of research on sites of the colonial hinterland and the agency of entangled people, it reveals the simmering impact of the past encounters on indigenous religious, cultural, political and socio-economic developments in West-Africa.
Dr. Wazi Apoh is Lecturer in Archaeology and Development Anthropology at the University of Ghana, Legon (Ghana) since 2009.
Dr. Bea Lundt is Professor for Medieval History at the University of Flensburg (Germany) since 1998.