Crossing the Color Line:... Ghana
Crossing the Color Line: Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana
by Carina Ray
Interracial sex mattered to the British colonial state in West Africa. In Crossing the Color Line, Carina E. Ray goes beyond this fact to reveal how Gold Coasters—their social practices, interests, and anxieties—shaped and defined these powerfully charged relations across racial lines. The interplay between African and European perspectives and practices, argues Ray, transformed these relationships into key sites for consolidating colonial rule and for contesting its racial and gendered hierarchies of power. With rigorous methodology and innovative analyses, Ray brings Ghana and Britain.