The Nigerian Political Science Association
Africa - Journal of the International African Institute
reviewed current archaeological work and findings at the famous ancient trading centre of Begho in north-western Ashanti, now the Brong-Ahafo Region. Three historical papers (Arhin, Agyeman, and Daaku) examined aspects of the relations of Ashanti with her conquered territories in the north-west and north-east and their significance for the political definition of 'Brong'. An interview by Arhin with Nana Kwakye Ameyaw, the present Takyimanhene, dealt with the origin and extent of the Bono-Manso
... of the Bono-Manso kingdom, its defeat by Ashanti, and the fortunes of Techiman, her successor-state: the chief thought modern 'Brong' to be derived from 'Bono', the first arrivals in the area, who established the Bono-Manso state. Mr. K. Boateng of the Department of Geography, Legon, outlined the traditional and modern economies of the Brong-Ahafo Region. Mr. Odoom of the Institute of African Studies spoke on the coming of Islam with the establishment of the Mande tradingpost at Begho. Dr. F. Dolphyne of the Department of Linguistics, Legon, discussed differences within the Brong dialect cluster and between Brong and the other Akan dialect clusters. It is hoped that the papers will form the basis of an interdisciplinary publication on the Brong peoples.