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"Man's Greatest Lake": The Volta River Project and the Dream of Development in Ghana

The talk of Professor Stephan F. Miescher explores the elaborate dream imagery in relation to the Volta River Project and its hydroelectric Akosombo Dam, Ghana’s largest development project, with a special focus on expectations and experiences concerning the large reservoir created by the dam and hailed as “Man’s Greatest Lake.”

Professor Stephan F. Miescher is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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