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    The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #6)

    Age 9 -11 years

    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . .

    Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father’s life, Cartilia Poplica. She’s certain that Cartilia has an ulterior motive, but to find out the truth Flavia must perform twelve tasks – like the Greek hero Hercules.

    So begins a thrilling journey, but what will Flavia learn at the end of her quest?

    40.00
  • The Wars Against Saddam: Taking the Hard Road to Baghdad (Hardcover)

    In this devastating and brilliant new book John Simpson offers a compelling and cogent analysis of the West’s relationship with Saddam Hussein and Iraq, past and present.

    ‘You can’t really argue with much that John Simpson says-there is no foreign correspondent left on TV who has a fraction of his recognition and his credibility, a fact which may be unfair on the others, but happens to be true.’ That was Simon Hoggart reviewing Simpson’s devastating Panorama profile of Saddam Hussein, broadcast in early November 2002.

    John Simpson has spent more than twenty years reporting on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The book is a vivid, authoritative and compellingly readable account of the West’s relationship with Iraq throughout the years that Simpson has reported on the country and on Saddam Hussein. He shows in minute detail how and why, in the wake of 11 September, the threat from Iraq seemed to be increasing and how and why the West went to war in March 2003.

    70.00
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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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  • The Wife of the Vice President: My Journey (Hardcover)

    A most inspiring and delightful book exemplified in its simplest form of love for humanity and nature – an awesome journey!Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, Parish Priest, Christ the King Catholic Church

    This photo book captures the story of the life of Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur. Her passion to support the vulnerable in society, especially women and children, is manifested through her numerous activities in fields of culture, education and health.

    Her NGO, Reading for Life, her deep ties with the Ghana Library Association and the setting up of many libraries depict her thirst for knowledge and progress through reading.

    Other signposts in this photo book reveal the humanitarian, philanthropic and religious side of Mrs. Amissah-Arthur. Her work with orphanages and homes, social interventions, donations to hospitals and association with several churches through the length and breadth of the country bring everlasting memories to the underprivileged.

    This book also captures some softer sides of Mrs. Amissah-Arthur, namely: gardening, flower shows and her relationship with traditional leaders. The compelling and revealing portraits exhibit deep feelings, moods and attitudes.

    My Journey carefully blends vivid recollections and memory of a whole life story and, on its own, a great learning experience.

    Perpetua S. Dadzie, PhD, Associate Professor, University Librarian, University of Ghana, Legon

     

    75.00
  • The Yacoubian Building

    *Available on 15 September,2019

    This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.
    All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed “scientist of women”; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify his desires.


    These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany’s remarkable international bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world.


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  • Theophilus Opoku: Indigenous Pastor and Missionary Theologian, 1842-1913

    This is a brief but rich study of the life of one of the significant early indigenous ministers of the gospel in the Gold Coast. Opoku was born a year before the arrival in Akropong-Akuapem of the West Indians who were recruited by the Basel Mission, a development that marked the beginning of successful Basel Mission work in the Gold Coast after the persistent failure since 1828.

    This work, though constrained by legitimate factors of time and length, is nevertheless based on primary sourced. It offers a portrait of Theophilus Opoku that is real and fascinating, and underscores the fact that the goals that the Basel Mission sent its missionaries to the Gold Coast to pursue could be achieved by local or ‘native’ people already immersed in their own culture. Opoku’s life and ministry as presented here confirm that a theologian is not necessarily one who produces theological treatises but one who in daily life and work makes a definite impact that is only feasible through a real engagement of his Christian faith with the existential issues of his cultural context.

    Opoku engaged with people of other faiths, whether the primal religion or Islam, and there are lessons to be learnt from this study in how he approached those engagements. — Rev. Dr. Benhardt Y. Quarshie, Rector, Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture, Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana

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  • There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

    From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes this long-awaited memoir recalling Chinua Achebe’s personal experiences of and reflections on the Biafran War, one of Nigeria’s most tragic civil wars.

    Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, was a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country was his long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of his life: the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War of 1967-1970. It became infamous around the world for its impact on the Biafrans, who were starved to death by the Nigerian government in one of the twentieth century’s greatest humanitarian disasters.

    Caught up in the atrocities were Chinua Achebe and his young family. Achebe, already a world-renowned novelist, served his Biafran homeland as a roving cultural ambassador, witnessing the war’s full horror first-hand. Immediately after the war, he took an academic post in the United States, and for over forty years he maintained a considered silence on those terrible years, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. After years in the making, There Was a Country presents his towering reckoning with one of modern Africa’s most fateful experiences, both as he lived it and came to understand it.

    Marrying history and memoir, with the author’s poetry woven throughout, There Was a Country is a distillation of vivid observation and considered research and reflection. It relates Nigeria’s birth pangs in the context of Achebe’s own development as a man and a writer, and examines the role of the artist in times of war.

    Reviews:

    ‘No writer is better placed than Chinua Achebe to tell the story of the Nigerian Biafran war … [The book] makes you pine for the likes of Achebe to govern … We have in There Was a Country an elegy from a master storyteller who has witnessed the undulating fortunes of a nation.’ Noo Saro-Wiwa, Guardian

    ‘Chinua Achebe’s history of Biafra is a meditation on the condition of freedom. It has the tense narrative grip of the best fiction. It is also a revelatory entry into the intimate character of the writer’s brilliant mind and bold spirit. Achebe has created here a new genre of literature.’ Nadine Gordimer

    ‘Part-history, part-memoir, [Achebe’s] moving account of the war is laced with anger, but there is also an abiding tone of regret for what Nigeria might have been without conflict and mismanagement.’ Sunday Times

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  • These Are Our Heroes: 20 Famous Change Makers from Ghana

    Age Range: 4 – 8 years

    This is a great book that introduces children to some great men and women who have positively contributed to the freedom and development of Ghana, in a fun way! Get the family to sit around, read and take a look at 20 of our heroes who have led us to greatness.

    Tastefully illustrated, These Are Our Heroes contains short profiles about John Mensah Sarbah, Tetteh Quarshie, Efua Sutherland, Philip Gbeho, Kwame Nkrumah, Theodosia Okoh, James Kwegyir Aggrey, Nii Amon Kotei, Yaa Asantewaa, J.B. Danquah, Kofi Annan, Esther Ocloo, Paa Grant, Kobina Arku Korsah, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ephraim Amu, David Adjaye, Agya Koo Nimo, Georgina Wood and Francis Allotey.

    These Change Makers will challenge your children to become Ghana’s future Change Makers themselves!

    40.00
  • These Bones Will Rise Again

    What are the right questions to ask when seeking out the true spirit of a nation?

     In November 2017 the people of Zimbabwe took to the streets in an unprecedented alliance with the military. Their goal, to restore the legacy of Chimurenga, the liberation struggle, and wrest their country back from over thirty years of Robert Mugabe’s rule.

    In an essay that combines bold reportage, memoir and critical analysis, Zimbabwean novelist and journalist Panashe Chigumadzi reflects on the ‘coup that was not a coup’, the telling of history and manipulation of time and the ancestral spirts of two women – her own grandmother and Mbuya Nehanda, the grandmother of the nation.

    Chigumadzi successfully nests the intimate charge of her poignant personal story in the sweeping historical account and mythology of Zimbabwe. – Brian Chikwava, author of Harare North

    Chigumadzi’s exploration of personal, family and national history reincarnates in stark, vivid images, many of those interred in the shadows of her country’s ‘Big Men’. – Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions

    80.00
  • Things Every Child of Ghana Should Know About Dr. J.B. Danquah

    Age Range: 8 years upwards
    He had a beautiful wife called Elizabeth
    He had sixteen children
    He was a lawyer
    He was a scholar
    He loved to eat sausages
    He was a chief
    He wrote several books
    He could work at his typewriter all night…
    This biography of the man, described as the “doyen of Gold Coast politics” by the Watson Commission of Inquiry into the 1948 Accra riots, written for children, gives an insight into the very full life of a man who was not only a politician, but also many other things.
    Parents and children will enjoy reading and learning together about Dr. J.B. Danquah.
    20.00
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    Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution 1983-1987

    Under Sankara’s leadership, the revolutionary government of Burkina Faso in West Africa set an electrifying example. Peasants, workers, women, and youth mobilized to carry out literacy and immunization drives; to sink wells, plant trees, build dams, erect housing; to combat the oppression of women and transform exploitative relations on the land; to free themselves from the imperialist yoke and solidarize with others engaged in that fight internationally.

    Second edition includes a preface by Mary-Alice Waters, a new introduction by editor Michel Prairie, maps, chronology, glossary, and index. Two extensive photo sections feature many unpublished photos of the Burkina Faso revolution.

    80.00
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    Tony Blair: A Journey

    TONY BLAIR is the politician who defines our times. His emergence as Labour leader in 1994 marked a seismic shift in British politics. Within a few short years, he had transformed his party and rallied the country behind him, becoming prime minister in 1997 with the biggest victory in Labour’s history, and bringing to an end eighteen years of Conservative government. He took Labour to a historic three terms in office, as the dominant political figure of the last two decades.

    A JOURNEY is Tony Blair’s first-hand account of his years in office and beyond. Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death to the war on terror. He reveals the leadership decisions that were necessary to reinvent his party, the relationships with colleagues such as Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson, the gruelling negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, the battles over education and health, the implementation of the biggest reforms to public services since 1945, and his relationships with leaders on the world stage, from Mandela and Clinton to Putin and Bush. He analyses the belief in ethical intervention that led to his decisions to go to war, in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and, most controversially of all, in Iraq.

    A JOURNEY is a book about the nature and uses of political power. In frank, unflinching, often wry detail, Tony Blair charts the ups and downs of his career to provide insight into the man, as well as the politician and statesman. He explores the challenges of leadership, and explains why he took on public opinion to stand up for what he believed in. He also looks forwards, to emerging power relationships and economies, and to Britain’s changing role, addressing the vital issues and complexities of our global world.

    Few British prime ministers have shaped the nation’s course as profoundly as Tony Blair, and his achievements and his legacy will be debated for years to come. Amid the millions of words written about him, this book is unique: his own journey, in his own words.

    100.00

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