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Heritage Pack: Ghana Our Motherland (6 books)

Age Range: 8 years and above

A set of six books for young ones and anyone looking for a quick and easy appreciation about the country Ghana: its history, culture, traditional systems, languages, people, food and more!

These books provides basic education about Ghanaian history, cultural practices and heritage for the Ghanaian child. Though they will prove useful for every Ghanaian (as well as non-Ghanaians), they are especially beneficial for parents who are keen on educating the Ghanaian child in the diaspora.

These books give a foundation of Ghanaian history and cultural practices to enable readers understand and appreciate Ghanaian heritage.

There is a bonus book that talks about all you need to know about Africa!

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Ghana Our Heritage

Age Range: 8 years and above

A comprehensive book that introduces both young and old to Ghana, its history, culture, traditional systems, languages, people, food and more!

This book provides basic education about Ghanaian history, cultural practices and heritage for the Ghanaian child. Though it is useful for every Ghanaian (as well as non-Ghanaians), it was specifically designed to educate the Ghanaian child in the diaspora.

The book gives a foundation of Ghanaian history and cultural practices to enable readers understand and appreciate Ghanaian heritage.

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Chosen From Darkness

…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.

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Not My Time to Die

“Reading Yolande Mukagasana’s book in French at the age of 15 changed my life.”- Gaël Faye

Originally published as La mort ne veut pas de moi in 1997, this book was the first survivor testimony to be published about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

In 1994 Yolande was an unconventional nurse and mother of three who enjoyed wearing jeans and designer glasses. She ran her own clinic in Nyamirambo and was planning a party for her wedding anniversary. But when genocide started everything changed. Targeted because she was a successful Tutsi woman, she was separated from her family and had to flee for her life.

Mukagasana’s gripping memoir describes the betrayal of friends and help that came from surprising places. Quick-witted and courageous, Yolande never lost hope she would find her children alive.

Translated from the French by Zoe Norridge.

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The Unconventional Mother: How I Nurtured My Daughter with Disability into a Global Leader (Pre-Order)

**Available from 25 October 2021

If you think you have seen it all, this is the book that makes you stop. No, you haven’t. The extent that a super hero of a mother goes to keep her daughter alive and functional would fire you up and revise your notes about this thing called life.

Struck at birth by an unexpected combination of strange conditions, the life of a young girl was hanging in the balance from day one. The reader cannot help but be thrilled by how a mother – in the name of God – went to battle with and against science, eventually gifting to us a world-class professional.

Sometimes a medical journal, sometimes a family drama, sometimes a life-and-death page-turner, the episodes in this book involve diverse experts, hospitals across several countries, unusual insights on health as well as a redeeming grace of the highest order. This roller coaster lifesaving journey fortifies your resolve in your own particular struggle. When you finish The Unconventional Mother, the phrase ‘it is possible’ will taste different in your mouth.

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Purposeful Chaos: Move from ‘It Can Be Done’ to ‘It Has Been Done’

This book is an account of the journey of a resilient African woman, Dr. Abena Asomaning Antwi, who dared to aspire for more in life. It is an account of her journey to earning a PhD. in health economics. It captures the interesting but difficult choices that were made to seek education in a country that has a culture so different from what she has known. It talks about how the author, a farmer’s daughter, has dreamed dreams considered lofty but by sheer tenacity has achieved a life-long ambition. In the book, she talks about the expectations and subtle pressure placed on women by socially constructed gender roles.  She narrates how defying the status quo can propel individuals to break the bounds of averageness.

The book emphasizes the importance of education for all, especially for women and their contribution to development. The discussion of the impact of education in this book extends to health care and a look at mental health.  It also hints at racism, faith, discipline, love, fashion, grief and betrayal.

Although the narrative is captured in a time capsule of three to four years of life in France and Ghana, it draws on many dimensions of Dr. Asomaning Antwi’s journey to being. It is a mix bag of real-life, intellectualism, great humor and proof of how to achieve great milestones even in the face of challenges. It is a must-read!

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The Last Bath: A True Story

Age Range: 8 years and above

The Last bath is a true story of slavery and emancipation based on the sequential murals painted by the Ghanaian artist Obeh. Obeh completed a series of murals in 2016, that illustrate real-life experiences had by some Guamanians who were captured and enslaved. The Donkor Nsuo (Slave River) is in the ancestral river park located in Assin Manso, a town in the Central Region of Ghana.

Obeh is an artist from Assin Manso, Ghana. He was chosen to paint this series of murals to tell the history of enslavement to emancipation, as it occurred in Ghana. Completed in 2016, his portrayals depict some of the unforgettable horrors of the slave trade.

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

Age Range: 12 – 17 years

Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school.

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive.

Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world — and did.

Malala’s powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person — one young person — can inspire change in her community and beyond.

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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

 

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Women’s Leadership in Post-Conflict Liberia: My Journey (Hardcover)

The realities of trying to institutionalize reform in Liberia after 14 years of civil war comes alive in this book, particularly given the capacity constraints the author had to work with – what she describes as the “no money syndrome” coupled with the human and institutional capacity challenges she faced after a prolonged absence of almost 25 years working and living in the Diaspora.

This book is a must-read for all women (and men) who need guidance and mentoring on the challenges, consequences and sacrifices required to stand up for one’s convictions.

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Who Was William Shakespeare? (Who Was Series)

Age Range: 8 – 12 years

  • An actor and theater owner
  • A man who remains a mystery to this day
  • Remains the greatest playwright of all time

The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world’s most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man.

With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare’s life and work for young readers.

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Voices of Ghana: Literary Contributions to the Ghana Broadcasting System, 1955-57 (Second Edition)

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

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How to Be Like Women of Influence: Life Lessons from 20 of the Greatest

What do Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Day O’Connor, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie and Sojourner Truth have in common? Not only are they some of the world’s most influential women, their life lessons are now revealed in the latest book by Pat Williams.

Williams blends the personal accounts of each influential woman with the contemporary and historical insights of others, what emerges is an intimate portrait of each great person-her motivations, her aspirations, her personal challenges and the qualities that made her so successful at her calling. An added bonus is life lessons at the end of each chapter, which provide remarkable motivation for women who are blazing a new career trail, building a strong family or struggling to “have it all”.
This exceptional book highlights a diverse group of women, from activists, businesswomen and humanitarians to athletes, explorers and scientists-it will appeal to any reader regardless of age, occupation or creative pursuits.

Profiles of women of influence include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Mary Kay Ash, Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Amelia Earhart and others. This is not a history book-it is a perfect blueprint for creating a successful life.

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Our Ancestories Bookset: Idia of the Benin Kingdom, Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba Plus Coloring & Activity Books (4 books)

Age Range: 4 – 12 years

  • Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) – 2021 Winner – Best Books for Young Children
  • Wishing Shelf Book Award – 2020 Finalist
  • Kidsshelf Book Cover Award -2020 Winner
  • Eric Hoffer Award – Honourable Mention (Children’s Category) First Horizon Finalist Grand Prize Short List

The complete set of the Our Ancestories books. Our picture books as well as accompanying workbooks on Queen Idia and Njinga. These are stories of hope and courage that show every young girl is capable of greatness.

There is a deep divide between the truth of African history and the common understanding of it. Our Ancestories Bookset helps to bridge this gap through various means including stories about two African female leaders and accompanying activity and colouring books.

This set includes:

Idia of the Benin Kingdom (Our Ancestories)

Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba (Our Ancestories)

Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Coloring and Activity Book (Our Ancestories)

Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Coloring and Activity Book (Our Ancestories)

Our Ancestories’ vision is to nudge the world towards a point where:

  • There is an avid learning culture for African history.
  • People of African descent are at least as exposed to African history as we are to Western history.
  • Africans look more to our history as we pave a way for the future.
  • Legends that make up African history are mainstream and are introduced to children across the globe.
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The Leader’s Journey

“The book is a viable seed of social justice in the form of ideas to awaken ‘the sleeping leaders within’. Dr. Tyner’s main accomplishment in this masterpiece has been to synthesize the gem thoughts of key thinkers in a reader-friendly fashion.”

Dr. Mussa S. Muneja, researcher, academic writer, and community activist, University of Arusha, Tanzania

 

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Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World (Hardcover)

In Statecraft, Margaret Thatcher, a unique world figure, discusses global military, political, and economic challenges of the twenty0first century. The former British Prime Minister brings her unrivaled political experience to comment on the threats that democracy faces at the dawn of the new millennium and the role Western powers should play in the world’s hotspots, especially in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

Reflecting on the lessons of the Cold War, she outlines the foundation of U.S. dominance and its mission as the only global superpower. Thatcher offers wise observations about the dangers posed by Balkan instability, rogue states, Islamic extremism, and international terrorism — and suggests strategies to counter them. She also examines current trends in Russia, China, India, the Far East, Europe and Great Britain, and offers guidance for the future. Noting how every contemporary problem evokes demands for a global solution, Thatcher also warns of over-reliance on international institutions at the expense of nation states.

Statecraft is an incisive treatise on power in the age of globalism, written by a legendary world statesperson with a matchless combination of principles, experience and shrewdness.

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