• Akyem Abuakwa, 1700-1943: From Ofori Panin to Sir Ofori Atta (Trondheim Studies in History) [Hardcover]

    Recently-launched in hardcover format, this book by Professor Addo-Fening is an authoritatively comprehensive treasure on Akyem Abuakwa history.

    This book tells the story of Akyem Abuakwa from its origins in 17th century Adanse, through its relocation to Banso, on the backside of the Atewa Hill under Nana Ofori Panin, commonly regarded as the founder of the Akyem State, and subsequently to Kyebi, in the valley of the Birim River, after 1727; through to the interactions with the Basel Mission and social developments in the 19th and 20th centuries to the transformation of the Abuakwa economy in recent years.

    Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

     

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  • Ghana: The Story So Far – VIP Edition (2nd Edition, Hardcover and in Hard Case)

    Packaged in a beautiful golden hard-card case, this is a perfect gift for a special person anyday!

    Buy One VIP Edition and get one Standard edition free.

    Ghana: The Story So Far recounts Ghana’s history, celebrates our heroes and showcases our culture. Expertly laid-out, beautifully-illustrated and captioned, with a photo section that captures everyday Ghanaian scenes, this coffee table book is a must-have.

    Revised edition.

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  • Ghana: The Story So Far (2nd Edition, Hardcover)

    Ghana: The Story So Far recounts Ghana’s history, celebrates our heroes and showcases our culture. Expertly laid-out, beautifully-illustrated and captioned, with a photo section that captures everyday Ghanaian scenes, this coffee table book is a must-have.

    Revised edition.

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  • Ghana’s Heritage of Culture (Hardcover)

    Kofi Antubam was once a student, avid researcher, teacher and a trail-blazing master of the arts and culture.

    His depiction of Ghana’s traditional values is profound. From explaining the meaning of colours, time, names, beauty, the traditions of royal Courts, the essence of the male and female, Antubam dissects sculpture, painting, music and dance, poetry, hairstyles, textiles, jewelry — our known forms of art. Presented here are one man’s notion of religion, prayer, vice and virtue, procreation and the rituals and symbolism of death in the traditions of Ghana. — Ray Sowah

    Antubam’s research to identify and codify the tenets of the Ghanaian personality began in 1943. It took more than 2 decades for his words to be published. This unique and influential piece of written art, expresses the author’s beliefs, written in his unique style, a representation of the urgent call of his time. At the core of his book is the search for identify. The original book sought to define the ‘Ghanaian Personality’ ” who we were as a country and as a people. 55 years after Antubam raised this issue, we still continue to grapple with defining our collective identity. It is the hope of the publisher that, in reading this book, Ghanaians and those who study and love our culture will find explanations for ‘I am a Ghanaian’. It is rooted in our traditions.

    Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

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  • Highlife Time 3

    Highlife is Ghana’s most important modern home grown dance-music that has its roots in traditional music infused with outside influences coming from Europe and the Americas. Although the word ‘highlife’ was not coined until the 1920s, its origins can be traced back to the regimental brass bands, elite-dance orchestras and maritime guitar and accordion groups of the late 19th and very early 20th centuries. Highlife is, therefore, one of Africa’s earliest popular music genres.

    The book traces the origins of highlife music to the present – and include information on palmwine music, adaha brass bands, concert party guitar bands and dance bands, right up to off-shoots such as Afro-rock, Afrobeat, burger highlife, gospel highlife, hiphop highlife (i.e. hiplife) and contemporary highlife.
    The book also includes chapters on the traditional background or roots of highlife, the entrance of women into the Ghanaian highlife profession and the biographies of numerous Ghanaian (and some Nigerian) highlife musicians, composers and producers. It also touches on the way highlife played a role in Ghana’s independence struggle and the country’s quest for a national – and indeed Pan-African – identity.

    The book also provides information on music styles that are related to highlife, or can be treated as cousins of highlife, such as the maringa of Sierra Leone, the early guitar styles of Liberia, the juju music of Nigeria the makossa of the Cameroon/ It also touches on the popular music of Ghana’s Francophone neighbours.

    There is also a section on the Black Diasporic input into highlife, through to the impact of African American and Caribbean popular music styles like calypsos, jazz, soul, reggae, disco, hiphop and rap and dancehall. that have been integrated into the highlife fold. Thus, highlife has not only influenced other African countries but is also an important cultural bridge uniting the peoples of Africa and its Diaspora.

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    Highlife Time 3

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  • Kofi Antubam and the Myth Around Ghana’s Presidential Seat

    This book is a rare legacy for the nation, art connoisseurs and people who love to know more about the various values of Ghanaian Art.

    Kofi Antubam was an eminent artist who taught Art and Crafts at the Achimota School in the 50’s and early 60’s. He was born in 1922 and died at the age of 42 in 1964.

    This book, “Kofi Antubam and the myth around Ghana’s Presidential Seat” does not only enlighten the reader on the late Antubam’s great exploits [e.g. designing of the Presidential Seat, State Sword, State Mace and many State Monuments] but also shows their cultural and aesthetic values, and outline the myths and functions of Ghanaian traditional Art as incorporated in his works.

    Kofi Antubam who almost single-handedly placed Ghanaian art on the world map during his life time has been a forgotten hero since his death. Apart from the various prizes he won in different art competitions, he gave lectures at several conferences, both at home and abroad on various humanistic and aesthetic topics.

    Thirty years after his death, two elderly carvers emerged from nowhere to claim that Kofi Antubam contracted them to carve the Presidential Seat but did not pay them.

    The 128-page power-packed book on creativity searches for the truth. Who are the true carvers of the Presidential Seat?

    The author spent three years researching this book.

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  • Obama: The Historic Front Pages

    Celebrate a milestone in American history:

    The election of President Barack Obama

    Yes, he did! When Barack Obama became president-elect on November 4, 2008, he transformed Martin’s Luther King’s dream into reality. Obama, and the 66.3 million Americans who voted for him, proved to the world that all things are possible. And the day after, people from coast to coast lined up to buy newspapers as souvenirs. The demand was unprecedented, with stands and stores quickly selling out: USA Today sold an extra 380,000 copies, while the Atlanta Journal-Constitution went back to print five times.

    Now, everyone can own a piece of history, thanks to this gorgeous commemorative album of front pages that capture Barack Obama’s extraordinary journey to the White House. Featuring newspapers both domestic and foreign, and depicting all the landmarks in this groundbreaking campaign—including the inauguration—Obama is a stunning keepsake for all who experienced this remarkable moment…and future generations, too.

    • The only book to feature five historic speeches as well as front pages of three significant moments: when Obama won the Democratic nomination; when he became the first African-American elected president; and when he was sworn in

    • Includes the historic speech “A More Perfect Union,” delivered at Constitution Hall,

    Philadelphia, March 18, 2008

    ·  Includes newspapers from both America and around the world, with pull quotes and translations of foreign headlines

    ·  Stunning photos from the nomination and election plus original images of the inauguration shot especially for this book

    • An introduction by Howard Dodson, director of the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

     

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  • Six Strings and a Note: Legendary Agya Koo Nimo in His Own Words

    Six Strings and a Note is a compelling and relevant portrait of the artistic life of Daniel Kwabena Boa Amponsah, known around the world by his stage name, Koo Nimo. Written with a curiosity, simplicity, and a keen memory for detail, the book takes us on a journey through Koo Nimo’s work as an artist, and also as a man with a deep affection for his culture.

    From the quiet Ghanaian village where he grew up, to the popular concert halls, leading international universities and renowned institutions, Koo Nimo’s life is nearly a century of extraordinary subplots to a story of hope, determination, and a boundless love for guitar music.

    Celebrated in his native Ghana for his infusion of traditional motifs into mainstream music, and his influence on the Addadam music styles and palm-wine guitar, Koo Nimo unveiled Asante culture to audiences all over the world.

    A fine blend of a vivid recollection of a memoir and an authenticity woven into a biography to give the reader a richer encounter with Koo Nimo’s life lessons, challenges, and successes through his life and work.

    A father, a poet, a folk musician, a teacher, and a philosopher, Koo Nimo would say, “I did not set out to become another [Andres] Segovia. All I have is my culture, my story and my song, and I have to do my best for the sake of a generation who will be listening and learning long after I am gone.”

    A must-read for all international music enthusiasts.

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  • The Handbook

    The Hand Book is a collection of photographic stories of hands working, playing and creating. It invites readers to think about the beauty and power of our hands to labor, love, express and hold memory. Photographs by Susan Elise Wilcox, artist, educator and cultural ethnographer. She has designed for arts, fashion, communication and educational institutions; directed youth organizations that include international studies and rites of passage.

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    The Handbook

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    The Whitney I Knew – Hardcover

    A virtual album of BeBe Winans’ treasured memories of his friend and “sister,” Whitney Houston.

    In the years between the first time BeBe Winans and Whitney Houston met in 1985, to the day he delivered the tribute that touched a watching nation at Houston’s funeral, a deep and unique friendship bloomed and thrived. They considered each other family in the truest sense of the word.

    Now this very personal collection of remembrances offers us a seat at the table during Whitney’s most unguarded moments. Here we see her in all her quirky, passionate, fiercely loyal glory though the eyes of her “brother”, BeBe.

    For most of her public life, Whitney Houston was a mystery. In The Whitney I Knew, Winans has given us a wonderful gift—the gift of understanding. From profoundly moving personal moments to eye-opening accounts of triumph to the heartbreaking realities that led to her ultimate defeat, the untold stories are intimately woven throughout this book—along with online video links to behind-the-scenes moments, highlights of her career, and never-before-seen video of Whitney. Also included is an extensive photo section from BeBe’s personal collection.

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