Ethnicities and Tribes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Opening Old Wounds

  • S. N.¬†Sangmpam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. S. N. Sangmpam
    Pages 1-6
  3. S. N. Sangmpam
    Pages 7-16
  4. S. N. Sangmpam
    Pages 51-59
  5. S. N. Sangmpam
    Pages 91-97
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 99-112

About this book


This book proposes new avenues for understanding tribal allegiance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Much research on ethnicity and cultural pluralism in Sub-Saharan Africa falsely equates the term "tribe" with "ethnicity" and obscures the differences between Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions. It also puts too much emphasis on the role of the colonial state in fostering tribal allegiance. This book challenges these claims and offers an alternate way of understanding tribal allegiance in Sub-Saharan Africa. 


Sub-Saharan Africa Ethnic conflicts Linguistic ethnicity Tribal allegiance Kinship

Authors and affiliations

  • S. N.¬†Sangmpam
    • 1
  1. 1.Syracuse University SyracuseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50199-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50200-7
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