Courtesy for Boys and Girls

Age Range: 9 years and above

Most of us were trained with this as a guidebook. Fundamental rules of courtesy for young people, rules on behaviour; much more needed today!

This book is adapted from up-to-date fundamental rules of courtesy as they apply to young people of today and list for the guidance of parents and teachers 165 rules on a gracious refinement of behaviour.

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Ashawo Diaries: Tales of Adwoa Attaa

A most intriguing intercourse of tragedy and sex

The titillating intrigues of a good bad girl…delightful reading: sometimes light, sometimes dark; always with ponderous insights! – Koku Dotse

Ashawo Diaries makes for engaging reading, and beyond connecting with earlier literary forebears, it is important to think about how such a novel enters the Ghanaian social landscape where sex is traditionally a public taboo. Ashawo Diaries is a text that challenges sanitized perspectives of Ghana. – Kwabena Opoku-Agyemang, Lecturer, Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon

[The author] is zealous towards unearthing the ills of society. I describe her as the “perfect role model of today’s world”. I am not surprised she took this bold step to write this story. Though bold for our traditional society, l am of the view that she held the bull by the horn. The story…will surely leave readers scratching their heads with excitement. – Dr (Mrs.) Nana Ama Pokuaa Arthur, Lecturer, KNUST

A thrilling page-turner. Amoafowaa is fluid in narration, and succinct in description. – Rebecca Obuobisa-Darko, Personnel Officer, Ga East Municipal Education Directorate

Cecila’s Ashawo Diaries is storytelling meddled in art, obviously, science and a game of the protagonist. Daring diary entries with erotic sprinkles, gripping and sustaining, which depicts the struggles of a native daughter in contrast to Richard Wright’s native son, the zigzag turns of life and the map of love, friendship, pleasure, identity, re-identity as compasses at each turn. Poetically written and with a feminist undertone. – Grace Ihejiamaizu, Lecturer, University of Calabar, Founder of IKapture and Opportunity Desk, Nigeria

Ashawo Diaries raises queries on why young girls should experience sexual suppression in a cultural context like Ghana where children are valued, moral standards are held high and sexual discussions silenced. – Dr. Georgina Yaa Oduro, Director, Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation (CEGRAD), University of Cape Coast

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Reflections of A Hopemonger

Reflections of A Hopemonger is a carefully crafted work that will inspire in every man and woman the desire to do better with this gift called life. With a message as compelling as the inner voice, the book directs the seeker of self-improvement towards the diamond of their endeavour. Page after page, the God factor becomes non-negotiable.

Tracing the joys, disappointments, triumphs and challenges of her own life and sharing lessons with the reader, Aba convinces us to pay attention to the ideals that matter.

Reflections of A Hopemonger demonstrates that from the undercurrent swellings of doubt and despair springs the fountain of hope.

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His Only Wife

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
One of BuzzFeed’s “29 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year”

A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed *  Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms. Magazine * Bustle * The Millions * Book Riot * Christian Science Monitor * HelloGiggles

“[A] mesmerizing debut novel.”
The New York Times Book Review

“A story that kept me tied to the page, told in masterful, seamless prose.”
—BuzzFeed

“I love this book so much I turned the pages so fast . . . It’s all about the search for independence and being true to yourself and who you really are.”
—Reese Witherspoon

Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course—Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in the hopes that she will distract him from his relationship with a woman his family claims is inappropriate. But Afi is not prepared for the shift her life takes when she is moved from her small hometown of Ho to live in Accra, Ghana’s gleaming capital, a place of wealth and sophistication where she has days of nothing to do but cook meals for a man who may or may not show up to eat them. She has agreed to this marriage in order to give her mother the financial security she desperately needs, and so she must see it through. Or maybe not?

His Only Wife is a witty, smart, and moving debut novel about a brave young woman traversing the minefield of modern life with its taboos and injustices, living in a world of men who want their wives to be beautiful, to be good cooks and mothers, to be women who respect their husbands and grant them forbearance. And in Afi, Peace Medie has created a delightfully spunky and relatable heroine who just may break all the rules.

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The Matriarch’s Verse

I am a mongrel; a mixed breed of Ga, Ewe, Akuapem, English, Middle-Eastern and American cultures; I am a Third Culture Kid.

Apiorkor’s socio-cultural experiences are interesting and might appear to be unique. But the truth is that there are several other Ghanaians who are secret sharers of her life. Such people lack access to platforms that would allow them to tell their collective story, so that their societies and communities can re-think all of the things that affect them.

Happily, Apiorkor is an artist over matter and over emotions. She possesses a mastery over words and over the essences of life. Many Ghanaian men, women and children are like her.

And her voice represents their voices.

In this sensational collection, The Matriarch seeks to celebrate, shock, tickle, challenge and highlight our Ghanaian-ness in the 21st Century. The author peppers our imagination with the following:

What does it mean to be Ghanaian?

How have we progressed?

Why do we stand for the things we stand for?

Who really is the modern Ghanaian woman?

Where is the global place for the urban Ghanaian space?

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A Football Match

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

This early reader from Adaex focuses on character development with a story about taking responsibility for your own actions.Football can unite people but it can also be nasty if players and supporters are not courteous and do not see it as a unifying game.

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Jungle Dance

Jungle Dance is a euphemism for a myriad of issues, roles, relationships and routes. It is a picture of what the corporate world is – challenging but rewarding also. It captures feelings of despondency, rejection and confusion interlaced with the triumphs, friendships and love that two women experience in their corporate journeys.

“Steeped in realism, yet fictional, emotional pet detached, almost biographical but not exactly that, a mishmash yet lucid – that’s what you get when you get an astute and observant corporate person doing a foray into fiction. You get real life drama in an imaginative narrative. Come let’s dance in this jungle of words.” – Nana Awere Damoah, Writer/Engineer

“Petra takes on an uncommon theme like the corporate world and tells a story from the lenses of her own experiences. This is a fictional work that ends up being real, motivational and romantic!” – Ama Pratt, Broadcast Journalist

“Riveting and gripping. A complete story about life in the corporate world and its vicissitudes — told with the sense of African love for family. A quintessential modern African story.” – Yaw Ofosu Larbi, Broadcast Journalist

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Polished Manners

Age Range: 10 years and above

Polished Manners was born out of observing moral decadence in our society for the past 30 years.

Polished Manners is a book on etiquette and manners for all ages. It is an A-Z guide to becoming a total person with a conduct worthy of the highest societal acceptance and respect.

Polished Manners would help you build a better business relationship with your workers and clients. It would build better homes and better nations.

 

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Abaka’s Story

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

This early reader from Adaex shows young readers how their discourteous habits may cause other individuals pain and may create bad impressions.

Abaka’s Story shows young readers how their discourteous habits may cause other individuals pain and may create bad impressions.

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Understanding Your Child’s Temperament

Raising a child these days has become a heavy task that baffles many parents. The social changes and the pressures they exert on the family have left many parents totally helpless as to what to do to make the best out of their children. Understanding your child’s temperament will help you discover their talents and potentials, why they act the way they do, and how you can best relate to them. You will also know their strengths and weaknesses and what career opportunities await them. This book will enable you to guide your children in all areas of their lives.

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A Bad Day for Martha

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

In this short book, young readers explore the importance of integrity and the repercussions for acting immorally.

 

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A Children’s Island

Age Range: 8 – 15 years

An adventurous early reader from Adaex in morals and character development for children, A Children’s Island teaches young readers about law enforcement and the importance of laws.
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The Police Raid

Age Range: 8 – 15 years

The Police Raid states the necessary steps needed to take by law enforcement to ensure the common citizen’s safety.

Adaex Living Youth Series are story books by some leading authors of stories for children. The stories are told in a captivating way, and help to enhance self-esteem and life skills of the youth to resist temptations that could easily lead them to ruin. This is done through stories that are drawn from the youth’s background, using characters they can identify with, and through experiences they are familiar with.

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Monde The Courageous Girl

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

The Adaex Reader in Moral Series uses everyday incidents in the community, the school, the home, the market place, the playing field and other places to encourage young readers to develop good manners, courtesy, health, and good habits and to grow into good respectable civic-minded students.

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Aya

Okornore is a sorceress of words. And in the worlds she has created in this work, the reader is roller-coastered across places and spaces much deeper than the footprints she had splashed across cultures. The issues she scopes out are scheduled in a time capsule of infinite temporalities.

Soul! is what screams at you when you journey through page after page of this delicious collection. From the heavenly to the banal, from the questions of our time to the quest of ages, Aya provides a sounding board for what it means to be human. These sweet verses, minted from the heart of a cosmopolitan citizen, secrete mystery and creativity

Sometimes sassy, sometimes philosophical, Okornore nourishes the desire to read on and connect with a soulful source of erudition.

Aya is a harvest of possibilities.

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I Will Miss Mr. Kizito

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

The Adaex Reader in Moral Series uses everyday incidents in the community, the school, the home, the market place, the playing field and other places to encourage young readers to develop good manners, courtesy, health, and good habits and to grow into good respectable civic-minded students.

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Karim’s Story

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

Karim teaches his friends how to be courteous and have good habits.

 

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Ruins of A Star

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

The Adaex Reader in Moral Series uses everyday incidents in the community, the school, the home, the market place, the playing field and other places to encourage young readers to develop good manners, courtesy, health, and good habits and to grow into good respectable civic-minded students.

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A Flogging at Sea

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

This early reader from Adaex enlightens young readers about how a democratic country functions and how it can be beneficial for the society.

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The Proud Sales Girl

Age Range: 8 – 10 years

The Adaex Reader in Moral Series uses everyday incidents in the community, the school, the home, the market place, the playing field and other places to encourage young readers to develop good manners, courtesy, health, and good habits and to grow into good respectable civic-minded students.

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