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Froelich, JeanClaude. La tribu Konkomba du nord Togo. Dakar, IFAN. 1954.

Click here to view illustrations of the peopleand their material culture scanned from those in Froelich's book.


Brukum, N. J. K, The Guinea Fowl, Mango andPito Wars: Episodes in the History of Northern Ghana, 1980-1999 GhanaUniversities Press, Accra, 2001.

Brukum, N. J. K, Ethnic Conflict in NorthernGhana, 1980-1999: An Appraisal, Transactions of the Historical Association ofGhana, New Series, nos. 4 & 5 (2000-2001)

Cardinall, Allan W A, West African MonolithMan V21 1921 No 82 Pp 13 6-13 7 A Brief Account Of The Great Konkomba Fetish AtWaguli In The Yendi District. Of Northern Ghana

Cardinall,Allan W, Some Random Notes On The Customs Of The Konkomba, Journal of theAfrican Society V18 N69 Oct 1918


Parsons, DSt. John, More Legends of Northern Ghana Longmans 1960 (also Legends of NorthernGhana) Dagomba (includes: The Fire Festival, Moli DagbaniEmpire, Kakara - Pin Konkomba)

Prussin,Labelle, Architecture in Northern Ghana a study of forms and function BerkelyCalif 1969 (includes a Konkomba hamlet,  Yankezia, a Dagomba village,Kasuliyfli, a Gonja village Larabanga)

Steele,Mary, Weed Gretchen Collected Language notes Legon Inst of African StudiesCollected field reports on the phonology of Konkomba

Tait, David,The political System of the Konkomba Africa vol XXII

Tait,David, Konkomba, Encyclopaedia Britannica

Talton,Benjamin A., 'Food to eat and pito to drink.' Education, local politics andself-help initiatives in Northern Ghana, 1945-1972, Transactions of theHistorical Society of Ghana, New Series, No. 7 (2003) pp205-29. ("The efforts ofKonkomba western-educated leaders, beginning in the 1950s, to establishpolitical unity and development amongst Konkombas in order to achieve greaterpolitical autonomy and viability were a continuation of the more disparateKonkomba challenges to Dagomba authority during the 1930s and 40s." Refersto the same author's doctoral dissertation, "Ethnic Insurgency and SocialChange: A History of the Konkomba of Northern Ghana," University ofChicago, 2003.)

Konkombaapproaches to mental health

Tait, David,Spirits of the Bush: a note on personal religion among the Konkomba, UniversitasVI Dec 1953

Twumasi, PA, Medical Systems in Ghana Ghana Publishing Corp 1975. Chapter 2 TheTraditional Social system Chapter 3 Traditional Medicine