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Institute for the Study of Human Issues (Philadelphia, PA 19104-3318)
John M. Chernoff (Project Director: May 1980 to present)

Ibrahim Abdulai's Testament: A Dagomba Drummer Talks About His Culture

To support completion of a two-volume ethnographic survey of the Dagomba people of nothern Ghana based on tape-recorded and transcribed lectures by an elder in the society -- the first comprehensive study of an African culture in the words of an indigenous scholar untrained in Western methods of inquiry.

Project fields:
African History; Anthropology

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$45,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/1981 – 8/31/1983