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Ghana on the Go: African Mobility in the Age of Motor by Jennifer Hart

By Jennifer Hart

As early because the 1910s, African drivers in colonial Ghana understood the chances that utilizing imported motor delivery may perhaps additional the social and fiscal agendas of a various array of neighborhood brokers, together with chiefs, farmers, investors, fishermen, and concrete employees. Jennifer Hart's robust narrative of auto-mobility indicates how drivers equipped on previous alternate routes to extend the rate and scale of motorized shuttle. Hart finds that new sorts of hard work migration, fiscal firm, cultural creation, and social perform have been outlined by means of autonomy and mobility and hence formed the practices and values that shaped the rules of Ghanaian society at the present time. targeting the typical lives of people who participated during this century of social, cultural, and technological swap, Hart involves a extra delicate realizing of the ways that those participants made new expertise significant to their neighborhood groups and linked it with their destiny aspirations.

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