…From the bleakest of beginnings to a celebrated life at the apex of the banking industry in West Africa
Out of Africa comes this fascinating story of a female CEO rising from a background of stark illiteracy. Her journey was supposed to be marked by a lack of formal education – and an arranged marriage on the horizon by the time she grew into her teens. Through tremendous personal and family trials and despite powerful communal pressures, she would progress to get a university degree and begin a career. This rare and intimate look into the life of this award-winning CEO will take you on a compelling, engrossing, twisted and exciting adventure in the life of a woman who has risen from the most unlikely and disadvantaged of backgrounds.
Coming from a polygamous, multi-religious, deeply traditional background, leadership and tough responsibilities were foisted on her at an early age. Her job-hunting struggles are themselves interesting stories of disappointments, impediments, and determination. She has struggled, clawed and survived some of the most crushing of setbacks to emerge bold, brave and poised. With rare candidness and written with a refreshing style, this book will take you on an absorbing journey of adversity, hope, and faith. It’s a stunning memoir of an uncommon kind.
Proceeds from the sale of this book all go to the Abiola Bawuah Foundation, a non-profit which provides scholarships and other tools to empower young girls in Ghana.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View
‘A must-have for the nightstand of every girl or young woman you know.’ — Geri Stengel, Forbes
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring children with the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.
Illustrated by 60 female artists from every corner of the globe, this is the most-funded original book in the history of crowdfunding.
‘The feminist bedtime story book you’ll wish you had growing up.’ — Harriet Hall, Stylist
‘These bedtime stories trade princesses for women who changed the world.’ — Taylor Pittman, The Huffington Post₵85.00Quick View
Joan of Arc was born a French peasant who knew nothing of warfare. Yet she heard heavenly voices telling her that she alone could save her country in its war with England and restore Charles VII as the king of France. Deeply religious and remarkably courageous, Joan was devoted to her saints, her God, her king, and her people. And so she journeyed across the embattled countryside to fight for the future of France, risking capture and even death. She achieved great military success, both as a leader and as a warrior. Joan was ultimately captured, sold to the enemy, found guilty of heresy, and put to death in 1431. But twenty-five years later, the church overturned the verdict and finally in 1920 pronounced her Saint Joan of Arc. Today she is considered a national hero by French citizens and an inspiration to people of all nationalities and faiths.₵30.00Quick View
Julie Andrews has been a star for a half century. She has triumphed on stage, in the movies, and on television. A theatrical legend as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, she soon became the most beloved actress in the world, winning an Oscar for Mary Poppins. But, at the peak of her enormous success, Andrews was unhappy enough to submit to daily psychotherapy. After two flop movie musicals, Star! and Darling Lili, the press and public seemed to turn on her. Box-office poison in Hollywood, she starred in an Emmy-winning television variety series, wrote two children’s books, performed live, and concentrated on her growing family.
When she did reemerge in movies in the 1980s, it was in sensationally different roles. Julie played a “man” in the movie Victor/Victoria and mocked her own goody-two-shoes image by literally baring her breast in S.O.B. In the 1990s she returned to Broadway, starring in Victor/Victoria.
Here is the story of Julie Andrews — her meteoric rise, devastating fall, and incredible comeback, from the little English girl with a crystalline voice to the legend who has outlasted her critics.₵60.00Quick View
A surprisingly engaging and, at points, even compelling book…Clinton provides enough of a peek behind the curtain to keep the pages turning and presents intriguing new details on her role in shaping the policies of her husband’s presidency.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student activist to controversial First Lady. Living History is her revealing memoir of life through the White House years. It is also her chronicle of living history with Bill Clinton, a thirty-year adventure in love and politics that survives personal betrayal, relentless partisan investigations and constant public scrutiny.
Hillary Rodham Clinton came of age during a time of tumultuous social and political change in America. Like many women of her generation, she grew up with choices and opportunities unknown to her mother or grandmother. She charted her own course through unexplored terrain — responding to the changing times and her own internal compass — and became an emblem for some and a lightning rod for others. Wife, mother, lawyer, advocate and international icon, she has lived through America’s great political wars, from Watergate to Whitewater.
The only First Lady to play a major role in shaping domestic legislation, Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled tirelessly around the country to champion health care, expand economic and educational opportunity and promote the needs of children and families, and she crisscrossed the globe on behalf of women’s rights, human rights and democracy. She redefined the position of First Lady and helped save the presidency from an unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment. Intimate, powerful and inspiring, Living History captures the essence of one of the most remarkable women of our time and the challenging process by which she came to define herself and find her own voice — as a woman and as a formidable figure in American politics.₵80.00₵80.00Quick View
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.₵50.00Quick View
Ghana’s first radio programme of original literature, Singing Net, began in 1955 as part of the development of a national radio station in the years leading to independence in 1957. Its centralaim was to bring Ghanaian writers to the forefront of cultural programming as part of the Africanisation of radio in Ghana. It was a critical cultural expression of the radical changes that were unfolding across the colonial world. The programme successfully introduced listeners to a series of pioneering Ghanaian authors who would go on to become significant figures of Anglophone West African literature in the early postcolonial decades: Efua Sutherland, Frank Parkes, Amu Djoleto, Geormbeeyi Adali-Mortty, Albert Kayper-Mensah, Kwesi Brew, Cameron Duodu, J.H. Nketia and many others.
The anthology, Voices of Ghana (1958) is a collection of the poetry, short stories, play scripts and critical discussions that were aired on the Gold Coast (later Ghana) Broadcasting System (1954-1958).Both Singing Net and Voices of Ghana were edited by the BBC producer, Henry Swanzy.
The context of Ghana’s independence, the singularity of the anthology’s history, and the significance of many of the writers all contribute to the importance of this text. This second edition is a timely intervention into recent debates within postcolonial studies and world literature on the importance of broadcast culture in the dissemination of “new literatures” from the colonial world. It includes an unabridged version of the 1958 text, a new introduction and footnoted annotations,which draw on extensive research undertaken in Ghana and Britain. It will appeal to a general readership with an interest in Ghanaian literature, 1950s broadcast culture, the figure of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and the making of a national literature in the era of decolonisation, as well as engaging scholars. The new edition presents a deeply insightful and engaging history of Voices of Ghana and reintroduces the original works on the occasion of the anthology’s 60th anniversary.
Victoria Ellen Smith is a Lecturer in the Department of History, University of Ghana, Legon₵55.00₵55.00Quick View