Ok guys, I have to do a Master's dissertation. As I'm doing African Politics at SOAS, I can cover West Africa and know that there will be someone who actually knows what I'm talking about, which was not the case in my undergrad.
Trouble is I have to choose a topic. Here are the choices of things I've considered writing about:
1. The West African Brain Gain: Young Africans (by birth, or immediate descent choosing to head back to West Africa and set up a life there, often choosing to take the corporate route rather than working for an NGO, perhaps because they see the continent differently).
2. J K Siaw (the life, rise and fall of Joshua Kwabena Siaw in relation to the political landscape of Ghana, from pre-independence to the PNDC regime and pushes for democracy).
3. The AFRC regime (the motivations, justifications and actions of the AFRC regime in 1979. How this changed Ghana's course of development and how it still lingers over present-day Ghana, if it does.) (Prehaps a comparison to similar/contemporary regimes in Nigeria)
4. Transition to democracy in Ghana and Nigeria (motivations, consolidation, successes, failures)
This isn't something you can just glance at and pass on by, I would really really appreciate your input on which you would like to read if you had to or which you think is least explored and in need of exploration.