Performing the Nation and Staging Ethnic Diversity in Ghanaian National-Day Celebrations

Carola Lentz

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  • Published online February 15, 2023.

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  1. Carola Lentz
  1. University of Mainz
  1. Carola Lentz (lentz{at} is a Senior Research Professor at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Mainz, a member of the Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences in Germany, and president of the Goethe-Institut. She is author of Land, Mobility and Belonging in West Africa (2013) which won the Melville Herskovits Prize, co-author (with David Lowe) of Remembering Independence (2018), and co-author (with Isidore Lobnibe) of Imagining Futures: Memory and Belonging in an African Family (2022).
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