The first section of "Ama" is set on African soil. The references and texts in these web pages establish the social, economic and historical context.
This introductory page leads to Professor Joseph Miller's Presidential Address, History and Africa/Africa and History, delivered to the American Historical Association in1999; and a long excerpt from Professor J. D. Fage's Ghana, A Historical Interpretation.
In the Africa: Texts and Sources section the following are links to pages concerning:
Konkomba (Bekpokpam) history, culture, religion, economy
Dagomba history, culture, religion, economy
Gonja history, culture, religion, economy; Salaga and Kafaba
Asante history, culture, religion, economy, judicial process, "human sacrifice"
Languages, principally Twi (Asante and Fanti)
Trade: across the Sahara, Hausa trade, the kola trade and Asante trade with the Fanti and the Europeans
Warfare technology in Asante and Dagbon
African Religion in tradition
Gold mining in Asante and gold in Asante culture
Women their role in West Africa and in the Slave Trade
Architecture and society in Yendi, Kafaba, Salaga, Kumase and Elmina.
You may also like to look at Froelich pictures from Jean Claude Froelich's study of the Konkomba of northern Togo
and at Beads information on Aggrey beads in Ghana