• A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana: From the 15th to the 19th Century

    Academic research and publication on indigenous slavery in Ghana and in Africa more widely have not received attention commensurate with the importance of the phenomenon: the history of indigenous slavery, which existed long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, has been a marginal topic in documented historical studies on Ghana. Yet its weighty historical, and contemporary relevance inside and outside Africa is undisputed.
    This book begins to redress this neglect. Drawing on sources including oral data from so-called slave descendants, cultural sites and trade routes, court records and colonial government reports, it presents historical and cultural analysis which aims to enhance historical knowledge and understanding of indigenous slavery. The author further intends to provide a holistic view of the indigenous institution of slavery as a formative factor in the social, political and economic development of pre- colonial Ghana.
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  • Africa (A True Book: The Seven Continents)

    Age Range: 8 – 10 years

    Africa is often called the Cradle of Humankind. Millions of years ago, it was home to the very first humans, and today it remains a vibrant land filled with diverse cultures. Readers will tour Africa’s varied landscape and get a close look at its many iconic plants and animals. They will also learn about the continent’s history and discover how its people live today. Features include engaging sidebars that highlight unique animals, landmarks and more; maps to show size, location and topography; glossaries; eye-catching images; charts, diagrams and more.

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  • Africa in Contemporary Perspective

    An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent.

    This becomes even more important when we consider the need for knowledge on Africa that is not Eurocentric or sensationalised, but driven from internal understandings of life and prospects in Africa. Dominant representations and perceptions of Africa usually depict a continent in crisis. Rather than buying into external representations of Africa, with its ‘lacks’ and aspirations for Western modernities, we insist that African scholars in particular should be in the forefront of promoting understanding of the pluri-lingual, overlapping, and dense reality of life and developments on the continent, to produce relevant and usable knowledge.

    Continuing and renewed interest in Africa’s resources, including the land mass, economy, minerals, visual arts and performance cultures, as well as bio-medical knowledge and products, by old and new geopolitical players, obliges African scholars to transcend disciplinary boundaries and to work with each other to advance knowledge and uses of those resources in the interests of Africa’s people.

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  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

    Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. But vital clues still remain hidden.

    In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies as well as their feats of skill and endurance.

    The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than twenty species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of the modern human: Homo sapiens. They have revealed how early technology, language ability, and artistic endeavour all originated in Africa; and they have shown how small groups of Africans spread out from Africa in an exodus sixty thousand years ago to populate the rest of the world. We have all inherited an African past.

    Martin Meredith’s fascinating account of the exploits of scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins unfolds like an epic detective saga. We all have an African legacy, and in this fascinating and informative book Meredith leads us back to the place where we have rediscovered our common human heritage.

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  • Elmina, ‘The Little Europe’: European Impact and Cultural Resilience – Hardcover

    This is a brief introduction to the history of Elmina, its castle, the people, and their traditions. It outlines the town’s 500-year relations with Europeans, highlighting the transformations that have developed out of these interactions. Written by one of the top historians of Ghana and a leading scholar of the African diaspora, the book is based on original archival information and orally-derived sources. It is also richly informed by the writer’s own personal knowledge as a Nyampa Safohen and citizen of Elmina. Despite the tremendous changes engendered by the European contact, Elmina’s historical development demonstrates an amazing degree of cultural continuity and resilience in its political institutions, social organization, economic systems and worldview.

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  • Ghana (Bradt Travel Guide) 7th Edition

    Ghana is one of Africa’s most rewarding travel destinations. What it lacks in a ‘big name’ attraction is more than makes up for in sheer variety. Walk in the footsteps of elephants in the Mole National Park, marvel at Wa’s spectacular Sahelian mud mosques, take a dip below the gorgeous waterfalls of the eastern highlands, or simply hang out with the locals at one of the country’s ubiquitous ‘chop shops’.

    Now in the seventh edition, Bradt’s Ghana covers everything from visa information to where to get the best red-red. Written by leading Africa expert Philip Briggs, it’s the most comprehensive guidebook available,and an essential companion for seasoned travelers and first time Africa visitors alike.

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  • Ghana: A Visitor’s Guide

    Quite a few books have been written on Ghana as a preferred tourist destination. Why another? This book is not just another run of the mill tourist guide. This volume has introduced innovations and added more value to make the tourist’s stay in Ghana more worthwhile.

    For example, it has given details (location addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses) of hotels and eating places in all the regions of Ghana. Furthermore, it has gone great lengths to explain the rich culture of Ghana to the visitor in a way that would increase the visitor’s understanding of Ghanaians as a people, even though they are made up of different ethnic groups.

    Written in a simple but engaging style, this tourist guide would endear itself to the general reader as well as the intrepid visitor who wants to enjoy Ghana and drink deep the warm hospitality for which the people are famously noted.

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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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  • Kings, Priests, and Kinsmen

    This collection of E. A. Ammah’s ethnographic writing includes essays, some poetry, and other documents. Created over four decades, these pieces cover a wide range of topics including Ga culture in comparative perspective, Ga social organization, Ga political structure and history, Ga life transition ceremonies, and Ga religion. The collection provides a unique cultural insider’s twentieth century perspective on Ga society and history.

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  • My Time My Nation: The Autobiography of Prof. George Benneh

    Professor Benneh’s life story reflects the promise of the country he serves so faithfully. It captures the anticipation of the pre-independence years, the disillusionment of the forays into military rule, and the integrity of the return to civilian rule with many painful lessons learnt. Indeed, as he recalls his early years with his father on the campaign trail, he presents the mixture of excitement, superstition, and euphoria as the Gold Coast transitions into an independent country ad later the Republic of Ghana.

    The author narrates his years of preparation with an impressive roll of mentors and acquaintances—Mr. Gbeho, Professor Steele, Professor Manshard. K.A. Busia, J.B. Danquah, Krobo Edusei, K.A. Gbedemah, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

    Through out the autobiography the reader is conscious that the astute politician is also an astute scholar—lecturer, researcher, administrator. As he brings his analytical acumen to his performance of his responsibilities as Head of Department, Pro Vice-Chancellor and, finally, Vice Chancellor, Professor Benneh demonstrates a unique ability to move seamlessly between two worlds often considered incompatible.

    The autobiography provides a vivid account of an enviable range of experiences from the author’s childhood in Brong-Ahafo region, through conferences in some of the most exotic locations in the world. Yet, he always remains the family man, devoted to his covenant wife, children, grandchildren, wider family and the abiding reliance and trust in his Maker. The autobiography ends with the octogenarian’s tribute to his late father who was his first and best mentor and inspired him reach beyond the sky.

    Professor Benneh presents a career that few can equal and recounts his successes as well as his shortcomings with candour and great courage.

    The history of a great nation is presented by an insider — that could be enough incentive to read this book. Always more than a historical account, the reader sees the life of a great man who continues, even in adversity, to write a story that will inspire people of all ages, political ties and religious faiths.

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013 – Education for National Development)

    Proceedings, Founder’s Week Celebrations, 2013

    Contents

    Foreword — Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

    Presidential Address: Education in the Age of Rapid Technological Advancement — Professor Francis K.A. Allotey

    Basic Education in a Changing World: Rethinking the Role of Stakeholders in Ghana — Dr. Christiana Amoako-Nuama

    The Quality and Inclusivity of Basic Education across Ghana’s three Northern Regions: Assessing Learning Effectiveness and Efficiency towards the Post 2015 Era — Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford

    Reviewing Secondary, Technical Education and Skills Training in Ghana — Dr. George Afeti

    Skills Diversification to meet Current and Future Labour Market Opportunities in Ghana — Professor G.K.S. Aflakpui

    Higher Education beyond the Labour Market — Professor Helen Lauer

    Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lecture: Knowledge and Innovation for Agricultural Development — Professor Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere

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