History: 19c Ghana

Balakrishnan, S. 2022

‘Building the ancestral public: cemeteries and the necropolitics of property in colonial Ghana’, Journal of Social History, 56:1, 89-113.

Kwarteng Amoako-Gyampah, A. 2022

The public health question and mortuary politics in colonial Ghana’, Social History, 47:3, 290-314.

Parker, J. 2000

‘The cultural politics of death and burial in early colonial Accra’, in David Anderson and Richard Rathbone (eds) Africa’s Urban Past, Oxford, 205–21.


The Cemetery Research Group runs two events a year: in May and in November. Follow the links and send in an abstract