African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Interview with Chief of Bongo: The history and continuation of Bongo state

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Courtesy of Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu
Creator: Bongo Naba Agamolega
Anabiisi, Atule Angmata
Nsoh, Ephraim Avea
Contributing Institutions: Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu; Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Description: The Bongo Naba (chief of Bongo) gives the foundation myth of the Bongo state, how he was installed as chief, eligibility for the chieftaincy, the other chiefs and their roles, the functions of the spokesman and the "land owner" in relation to the functions of the chief, and the cases the chief's court hears. The spokesman then amplifies the account.
Date: June 27, 2000
Location: Bongo, Upper East, Ghana
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Gurene
Rights Management: Education use only, no other permissions given.
Digitizer: MATRIX

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