Ivor G. Wilks (born 1928 ) is a noted [1 ] British Africanist and historian, with a specialism in Ghana.
Wilks is an authority on the
Ashanti Empire in Ghana. He has also written on Chartism in Wales, and the working-class movement in the nineteenth century. His work examines the nature of power and leadership, and the forms of collaboration and resistance.
ASA Distinguished Africanist Award 1998
Selected bibliography [ edit ]
The Northern Factor in Ashanti History. Legon: Institute of African Studies. 1975.
Asante in the Nineteenth Century: The Structure and Evolution of a Political Order. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1984.
South Wales and the Rising of 1839: Class Struggle as Armed Struggle. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 1986 (with N. Levtzion & B. Haight).
Chronicles from Gonja: A West African Tradition of Muslim Historiography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1989.
Wa and the Wala: Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1993.
Forests of Gold: Essays on the Akan and the Kingdom of Asante. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 2001.
Akwamu 1640-1750: a Study of the Rise and Fall of a West African Empire. Department of History. Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
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