African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Chieftaincy



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.
The interviewee discusses his life in Accra and particularly how he came to be a Muslim, and how he became chief. He also discusses the function of the chief of an expatriate community in Accra.
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