Kwame Arhin

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Prof. Kwame Arhin, also known as Nana Arhin Brempong, was a historian and politician in Ghana.

Arhin built his academic career at the University of Ghana, where he was an editor of the Legon Observer and had a long-standing association with the Institute of African Studies. In October 1988 Arhin, who by then had served as acting Director of the Institute of African Studies for a year, was officially appointed successor to Kwesi A. Dickson as Director of the Institute.[1] He served as Director of the Institute until the academic year 1997-8, when he was succeeded by George Hagan.

In the 1990s he served as a member of the Council of State and as Chairman of Ghana's National Commission on Culture.

He died on September 6, 2015.


  • West African traders in Ghana in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, 1979
  • Traditional rule in Ghana: past and present, 1985
  • A view of Kwame Nkrumah, 1909-1972: an interpretation, 1990
  • (ed.) The life and work of Kwame Nkrumah, 1991
  • Transformations in traditional rule in Ghana (1951-1966), 2001


  1. ^ Report on the Institute for Congregation 1987-88, Research Review NS, Vol. 5 No. 1 (1989)