Trotro Trio: Blast to the Past

Age Range: 7 – 12 years

TRAVEL AND SEE

When siblings Akosua and Kojo, along with their cousin Gifty, discover an antique medallion in a mysterious, abandoned trotro, they suddenly find themselves in an ancient West African kingdom that looks and feels oddly familiar.

The kids have no idea how they ended up in the past, they just know they need to get home before it’s too late.

Join the Trotro Trio on their first adventure as they travel back in time to the reign of King Agorkoli to witness and experience the daring Ewe escape from the walled city of Notsie.

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Little Sage Beginning to Read: Phonics + Key Words (Reinforced Phonics Reader #3A)

Age Range: 2 – 5 years

A group of blended phonics sounding words. We have put together in a creative way of repeating similar sounds. We have also used lots of key words that every reader needs to know how to identity and pronounce to be a successful reader.

Reinforced phonics reading helps children practise what they have learnt.

Practice reading increases confidence in children.

Keyword practice helps children identity and retain words for future use.

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Kwame Nkrumah: The Great African

Most books on Kwame Nkrumah have been written with the adult in mind. This biography, however, has been written specially for the young reader. The aim is to trace the development of this unforgettable son of Africa from childhood to adulthood — his beliefs, achievements and contribution to the liberation of Africa from colonial rule.

We have also tried to explain his place in the history of the world. Students in schools and teacher training colleges as well as young readers would find this volume very captivating and full of insight.

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Bukom

A classic.

The wind of change had been blowing across the earth’s surface for centuries before someone made headlines with the phrase. This wind had been affecting nations, peoples, their attitudes and their ways of thinking; sometimes for the worse, and sometimes, for the better. Perhaps, one might justifiably say that this explains why the human race tends to be caught with its pants down in the matter of development; sometimes very positive, but all too often, far too negative. In every city, there is one area which remains defiantly and stubbornly averse to change or development. One such area in the municipality of Accra is James Town, with Bukom as its centre – the epitome of the black neighbourhood of the old order. Meet Ataa Kojo, who is satisfied to have won a gold tiepin for “twenty-five years of loyal service” to a European trading firm, and his family. At his age, he has not done badly at all. He would be completely satisfied with a modern toilet in his home, but the City Council says he needs a permit to “undertake construction works”…

BUKOM was the first novel by Bill Marshall. This novel won the Ghana National Book Award for the young writer in 1979. Over the decades, his writings have been wide and diverse spanning film and television, radio, the press and books. Among his published books are Novels: Brother Man, The Oyster Man, Uncle Blanko’s Chair; Plays: Shadows of an Eagle, Stranger to Innocence, Son of Umbele, The Crows and Other Plays, Asana.

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Rattling in the Closet

Suitable for reading by children above age 9, teenagers and young adults

It’s election term in St Felice and there is a tight race for prefects’ positions. Fun-loving Mercy is set to form a winning team with her best buddy Perry. That’s the plan –until the “phen-aah-menal” Salvina springs into the picture. Suddenly, no one in St Felice is certain of anything anymore.

Who is this girl, Salvina, anyway? Can Mercy and her friends afford to watch her trample on their dreams? Torn between truth and lies, how far will Mercy go to protect her hopes, her best friend, and her own carefully kept secret?

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Strength in the Storm: When A Loved One Dies

When a loved one dies, there are no words to describe the feeling. Through all the pain and heartache, having to deal with the routine of everyday life can make the situation even harder to bear.

From the intriguing details of the Widowhood Rites, to the final journey from pain to purpose, this soulful experience story ignites a flame of hope in times of adversity.

Indeed, in each and every paragraph of this book, the author connotes an unwavering strength that she acquired in the midst of her storm; an encouragement to others that they can pass through such a painful loss, conquer their fears, and come out even stronger.

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Once Upon a Time in Ghana – Volume II

These original and traditional oral stories are really by the people and for the people. If a civilisation expresses itself through its various art forms, then stories are the voice of those who have handed down their understanding of life from age to age. Traditional stories were a wonderful way of binding communities together and it is a nation’s loss if it no longer values the wisdom of the past. We should remember the Sankofa who bids us look to the past to guide us into our future.

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Those Who Wait

Patience Acolatse is not amused when she learns that her ex-cousin, Rowena Quarshie, whom she hasn’t spoken to in six years is going to move in with her family, share her room and attend her school. However, Patience has a big heart and she is prepared to befriend Rowena once again and pick up their frienship from where they left off. What she isn’t prepared for is for her entire life to be turned upside down and inside out when Rowena gangs up with a group of girls and makes her life miserable. What does Patience do when she runs out of patience?

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Unfinished Journey: The Life and Times of VCRAC Crabbe

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, says this about the book:

“The Life of Justice Crabbe has surely not been all rosy. He has suffered painfully from people who envied and misunderstood him. But through it all, he came out better, fearless and incurably optimistic. We learn from some of his painful experiences recounted in this book that misfortune is only a missed-fortune. We should always believe as individuals and as a nation that the best is yet to come! Clearly, part of his secret for aging so gracefully is being content with the lot that life grants him and not to carry any negative emotions in his body.”

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My Media Journey

This book is the autobiographical account of a young Ghanaian man’s unplanned entry into his country’s vibrant broadcasting industry at the turn of the century, and his largely triumphant yet occasionally tumultuous journey through it.

Although his father, Sam Clegg, had been a fixture of journalism as a formidable national newspaper editor for nearly a decade, from 1983 to 1992, Robert Nii Arday Clegg wasn’t drawn instinctively to the media. Young Clegg appeared to have fallen some distance away from the old tree that fruited him. It took a fair bit of coaxing and cajoling to bring him round to broadcasting, initially as a university campus studio cub, transitioning subsequently into the major leagues of radio talk show hosts in Ghana. The obstruction all along, he reveals, was his first love – no, not Mimi his beloved girlfriend who he was to marry later, but the Law profession.

My Media Journey is candid, completely unencumbered by flattery or camouflage. Clegg doesn’t dress b.s. up in make-up and polite synonyms. Excuse the Trumpian expression, but spades aren’t tremendous cutlery. What he sees as corporate shenanigans and acts of meanness are laid out unlaundered in the public square for readers, but so are acts of kindness and brotherly charity warmly and generously recounted.

From chapter to chapter, Clegg’s character emerges of a focused, self-confident and fiercely stubborn young man with an unwavering sense of political independence. He demonstrates this in his on-air and editorial encounters at Radio Gold and Starr FM, both broadcast stations based in the capital, Accra, and which have politician owners. His values-based approach to broadcasting is evident when on multiple occasions he rejects, with ease, offers of under-the-table monetary rewards from newsmakers for work done in the regular line of duty, as well as from unnamed government officials. The title of this book notwithstanding, Clegg throws in his love of sports and regales us with his own prodigious exploits at hockey and the sprints, and how that passion helps to open the doors to his media journey.

Also, he makes no pretence of his pride in his academic achievements borne out of intelligence, hard work and self-belief which, consequently, put him top of his law faculty class and reward him with a long-held dream — a place at Harvard Law School.

As Shimon Peres put it in his foreword to Start-Up Nation – the Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, this book should be taken as an “interim report” on the evolving life and career of Clegg. It is but a small chapter in a much fuller story that is still writing itself.

— FOREWORD BY KWAKU SAKYI-ADDO

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The Contest and Other Spiderman Tales

Age Range: 7 – 12 years

For hundreds of years, the African story of Ananse has been told to delight societies around the world.
Cunning, daring and sometimes diabolic, this traditional fireside hero remains ingrained in cultures.
In today’s digital world of smart solutions, Adolika Nenah Sowah conjures seven sizzling stories of this trickster in a beautifully curated volume.
And as matters turn out, Ananse is still full of life, ever scheming and smart…or is he?
Caution: Not only children will enjoy this!
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Sebiticals Chapter X

For eons, the character of the neglected wise observer has captured imaginations. Be they the community trickster, clown, gossip or drunkard, they have always been a thorn in the flesh of social miscreants. There is no one name for them, as they tend to be many things to many folks. Every society has their version. Audiences love them, hate them and love them again. These fellows have no allies. Their allegiance is to all. Their knife cuts both ways, as does their tongue. Oh, yeah. Ever the custodians of spicy, social secrets, they issue forth the most acidic insults. But, abuse them? Naaah, these characters are insult-proof!

In this salacious new collection, Nana Awere Damoah has consummated the essences of this conceptual character. More than that, the author has effected their relevance in the national body politic. In Sebiticals Chapter X, Wofa Kapokyikyi the social commentator entertains, informs and pricks the conscience – as does his anecdotal nephew.

Episode after episode, the reader cannot help but conclude that if there is a time the nation needs a voice of conscience, that time is not tomorrow. Bottomline? A Kapokyikyi is an institution that keeps the morals of society in check.

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Bookset: Lives of 5 Ghanaian Pioneers and 5 Ghanaian Leaders (2 books)

Age Range: 8 – 15 years

Two amazing books that introduce young people to great Ghanaian leaders and pioneers who contributed to the development of this country. Their roles in shaping the course of Ghana’s history, independence and social life are detailed as examples for study by our youth.

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Leaders Don’t Have to Yell: National Team Coach on Leading High-Performing Teams

Ghana’s Coach James Kwasi Appiah highlights experiences from his international playing and coaching career, and showcases his thoughts on Ghana football’s past, present and future. Appiah also discusses major events during his time as a player, his journey to becoming an international coach, qualifying the national team to the World Cup, his teams preparations and participation in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Ghana’s Best XI, and leaving a legacy.

The book is divided into four parts:

Part 1 – From Boy to Man, about his childhood through to his days with Kumasi Asante Kotoko;

Part 2 – A Leader of Men and Teams, about becoming a coach and eventually the coach of the Black Stars;

Part 3 – Champions Always Play to Win, about key events in his playing and coaching career; and

Part 4 – Leaving a Legacy, about money, Ghana’s Best XI, and the future of Ghana football.

Appiah gives his account of Senegal ’92, which includes an eye-witness account of the Black Stars’ painful loss of an AFCON final after the marathon penalty shootout, as well as about the captaincy controversy at that tournament that involved Kwasi Appiah, Abedi Pele, Tony Baffoe and Tony Yeboah. He also shares about the Brazil 2014 World Cup events, AFCON 2019 (which has three chapters dedicated to it), about making money and investing wisely, and his list of Ghana’s all-time best players.

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Dark Days in Ghana

An analysis of the military police dictatorship which was established in Ghana after the overthrow on 24 February 1966 of Kwame Nkrumah’s constitutional government.

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Sam: A Life of Service to God and Country

Lawyer. Politician. Democracy and human rights activist. Prisoner of conscience. Rotarian. Father. Grandfather.

These are among the many roles Sam Okudzeto is most proud of. In his very easy-to-read memoir, SAM: A Life of Service to God and Country, he describes the journey from his village childhood, through his education in Europe, and finally to his life in the legal profession, politics and civil society of Ghana. As one who personally knew many of Ghana’s founding fathers and giants, and was active in politics during the seminal moments after independence, he offers a unique perspective of the people and events that shaped the history of Ghana and the growth of its democracy. He sheds light on the origins of many issues and shares his regrets such of the boycott by the legal profession during the drafting of the current Constitution in 1992 and the impact that boycott has had on national governance.

In this must-read memoir, he shares many lessons from a life spent on the frontlines of human endeavor. Now in his 80s, and with a life well-lived, Sam Okudzeto hopes that the current generation of Ghana will continue to build upon the foundation laid by his pioneering generation.

“Uncle Sam as some of us know him is iconic. He is larger than life in his profession, his faith and his service to humanity. His memoir deepens our respect for his intellect and joie de vivre and provide steps for us to emulate his rich and blessed life.” – Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, Executive Director, Salt & Light Ministries, Management and Communications Consultant
“There are people you meet in life who change you. Their goodness, their kindness, their willingness to speak out for what is just and right make you look at the world in a different light. They inspire you simply by being themselves. Sam is one of those persons in my life. He is a giant in the field of law. In the fifteen years I have known him I have witnessed endless times where he has brought insight and compassion and leadership to the issues at hand. I have been in awe of Sam for these many years. Someone once said that fate chooses out relatives, we choose our friends. My friendship with Sam is cherished gift.” – Dr. Mark S. Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association
“Sam’s reputation as a redoubtable and fearless advocate for the rule the law, truth and integrity has won him the respect and admiration of his peers, juniors and even his harshest critics. He is indeed a legal colossus, a true patriot with a strong moral character and an unswerving passion for pursuing the cause of right without fear of might. He is a very warm and wonderful, human being – a selfless, compassionate lover of people who seeks the good, happiness and progress of others. Above all else, Sam is a man of faith who loves the Lord with all his heart.” – Her Ladyship Georgina T. Wood, Former Chief Justice of Ghana
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From the Hut to Oxford: The Autobiography of the Most Reverend Peter Kwasi Sarpong (Hardcover)

From the Hut to Oxford clearly shows the huge impact that Archbishop Sarpong has made during his priestly and episcopal minstry, spanning forty-nine years from 1959 to 2008. His impact has been on the Catholic Church in Ghana, education, culture and religion. The relative understanding, harmony and cooperation among the religious bodies in the country – between the Catholic and non-Catholic Christians, between followers of Islam and Christians, etc. – can be attributed in no small measure to his unflagging endeavours in ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. Happily, his effort in this regard. Happily, his effort in this regard has been universally acknowledged. In a world racked by religious bigotry, dissension and mayhem, he deserves more than a pat on the back. — Most Rev. Matthias Kobina Nketsiah, Emeritus Archbishop of Cape Coast

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Karmzah: The Unleashing

Where it all began…Morowa Adjei is an archaeologist with cerebral palsy, who gets superpowers from an ancient Juju man, thus becoming the first superheroine with Cerebral Palsy. When Morowa accidentally breaks a jar discovered in an excavation in Mali, she inadvertently frees a medicine man who has been trapped there for over 5,000 years. He bestows upon her superpowers through her crutches and sends her to rescue an oil magnate’s son who has been kidnapped whilst holidaying with friends.

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Kofi and the Sack of Sticky Feathers (The Adventures of Naughty Kofi #1)

Age Range: 6 – 11 years

Kofi Opoku lives in Botikrom. He is a clever boy who likes to play tricks and is always getting into trouble. His neighbour, Mama Caro hurts her ankle and cannot take care of her chicken coop so Kofi’s mother enlists him to help out. The naughtiest boy in Botikrom devises a mischievous plan that involves the feathers from the chickens and some carpenters’ glue. Find out how Kofi’s plan turns out!

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Perfectly Imperfect

Yayra Amenyo’s life is no longer perfect and these are the reasons why:

 

1. She killed her father

2. Her mother acts like everything is normal when it isn’t

3. Her boyfriend is on ‘a break’ with her

4. She looks like a freak

5. She’s moved to a town far from anyone she knows

6. She has to repeat Form Two in SHS.

 

Could her life get any worse? Will she ever get her life to be as perfect as it once was?

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