Border regions are often considered to be the neglected margins. In
this book, Paul Nugent argues that through a comparison of the
Senegambia and the trans-Volta (Ghana/Togo), we can see that the
geographical margins have shaped notional centres at least as much
as the reverse. Through a study of three centuries of history, this
book demonstrates that states were forged through an extended
process of converting a topography of settled states and slaving
frontiers into colonial borders. It argues that post-colonial
states and larger social contracts have been configured very
differently as a consequence. It underscores the impact on regional
dynamics and the phenomenon of peripheral urbanism. Nugent also
addresses the manner in which a variegated sense of community has
been forged amongst Mandinka, Jola, Ewe and Agotime populations who
have both shaped and been shaped by the border. This is an exercise
in reciprocal comparison and shuttles between scales, from the
local and the particular to the national and the regional.
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