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Title Sport in Ashanti, or Melinda the Caboceer: A Tale of the Gold Coast in the days of King Koffee Kalcalli
Author(s) Skertchly, J. A
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1896
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London and New York
Publisher Frederick Warne & Co
Library British Library
Reference 012624.ee.16
Region Africa
Names J. A. Skertchly, J. A. Skerkchly, Mungo Park (p20)
Places West Africa, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Ghana, Madeira (pp10-13), Tenerife (p15), Gambia, Bathurst (p19), Sierra Leone (pp21-24), River Niger (pp105, 127), Ofum River (p237)
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, trade, contents (pvii), illustrations (pp48, 182, 251), tribal conflict, caboceer, kidnapping, slavery (pp311-315, 317-321), slave trade (pp140, 144-149, 313-314, 320, 328, 332-335), Ashanti, African Company (p1), hunting (pp3, 38-39, 43-44, 58, 117, 248, 273, 282, 293), liat sea (pp4-10, 16, 24), land rights, colonisation (p13), market (pp22, 100, 189-190), natural history, shark (pp26-28), crocodile, alligator (pp43-44, 48-50, 70, 229, 259), Hippopotamus (pp53, 282), Golden Oriole (p53), ants (pp77-78, 192-197, 224), elephants (pp123, 248, 290), lion (pp125, 257-258), snake (pp233, 261, 293), chimpanzee (pp271-274), dress (pp38, 58, 73, 80, 94, 107, 154, 158, 161, 243), marriage (pp41, 107, 115-116, 127, 239), wedding (pp127-131, 239-245), polygamy (p343), superstition, juju (pp46, 48, 68), sacrifice (pp72, 84, 138), witch doctor (pp72-75, 264, 295-298), witch trial (pp72-75, 265-268), fetichism, fetishism (pp86-87, 100, 138, 165-166, 173, 206, 227, 264, 295), greegree (pp175-183), human sacrifice (pp103-104, 159-160, 206-207), tribal chief (pp57-63, 71), King of Ashanti (pp156, 160), hostile environment (pp58-59), hyena attacking baby (pp64-65), Milton (p68), indigenous housing (pp99-101, 167), tribal conflict (pp110-111, 132, 301-310), ivory (pp120-121, 127, 255, 344), Islam, Mohammedanism, Muslims (pp140, 187-188), Ocras (p150), alcohol (pp152, 154, 160, 164, 201, 214), luxury goods, gold (pp161-162), health and disease, medicine (pp171-173, 184-185, 349), small pox (pp186-187), crime and punishment (pp191, 203-206, 208), burial customs (pp209, 213, 351), palm oil (pp210-211), weapons (pp239, 343), colonial power, African perception of Europeans (pp343, 352)
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