Forty Days: The Akan Calendar

@article{Bartle1978FortyDT,
  title={Forty Days: The Akan Calendar},
  author={Philip F. W. Bartle},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1978},
  volume={48},
  pages={80 - 84}
}
Opening Paragraph Several attempts have been made to understand the development if not the origin of Akan culture in terms of the diffusion of (a) traits from the north which were taken south with the expansion and disintegration of the great savanna trading empires and the southward migration of Mande Dyula merchants and (b) traits which were already present prior to that migration in a large area once populated mainly by Guan in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Togo, and today populated for the… 

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