Marjy Marj’s anticipated follow-up to The Shimmigrant is an enlightening, introspective, heartwarming novel about four friends from diverse backgrounds. Sasha Badu is an immigrant in search of a better life. After meeting Rakiya Muhammad, Jane Taylor and Aviva Schwartz at a political event, the four become fast friends. When Sasha and Rakiya are mistaken for trespassers, the friends embark on a quest to educate their community about the dangers of stereotyping.
Same Elephants explores everyday relationships, the presumptuous nature of society and the ability to rise above prejudice.
***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019
SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
This is Britain as you’ve never read it.
This is Britain as it has never been told.
From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl, Woman, Other follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope . . .₵75.00
*Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heartbreaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family
WINNER OF THE 9MOBILE PRIZE FOR LITERATURE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.
Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak.₵75.00
Ama Ata Aidoo, multiple award-winning Ghanaian novelist, poet, playwright and author of the critically acclaimed play, Dilemma of a Ghost, turned 80 in March, 2020. And as part of efforts to celebrate her – the first female African playwright – Between Generations: An Anthology for Ama Ata Aidoo at 80 was released.
Described by Editor Ivor Agyeman-Duah, as ‘international affairs through fiction’, the 230-page collection tackles wealth and inequality, immigration, sisterhood, love lost and regained and other contemporary issues in Africa and the world.
Opening with Aleppo by Ama Ata Aidoo, the anthology includes stories by eleven other contemporary African writers: Nigerian novelists, Sefi Atta, Ogochukwu Promise; South African novelist, Njabulo S. Ndebele; Senegalese novelist Boubacar Boris Diop, Ghanaian novelists, Ayesha Haruna Attah, Bisi Adjapon, writers Martin Egblewogbe, and Gheysika Adombire Agambila; Rwandan writer, Louise Umutoni and Cameroonian writer Ray Ndebi.
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
It was a ‘no holds barred’ session at the enlightenment meeting as all the animals therein assembled aired their grievances against man and railed against his perceived ingratitude and numerous wrongs.
“I clean all the mess that man makes and yet he looks down in me,” said the vulture. “Man copied our secrets to build submarines so they can travel under water,” the dolphin and other fishes added.
These and many others were the complaints raised against Man.
Funny and fascinating…guaranteed you will learn a lot about some unique abilities of animals.₵15.00
Age Range: 9+ years
Every knew the mischief and cantankerous behavior of Agyekum at Sir Good Leaf Boys Academy, a school that prides itself for discipline and academic brilliance.
However, when his deviant behavior becomes anti-social to the point where he causes bodily, harm to the much-liked Ms. Philips, things had to change.
In comes the new substitute teacher, Ms. Helen Eel and, for once, Agyekum pranks cannot trip her
One night, the legend of madam high heels hits Sir Goodleaf. The ‘click clacks’ footfalls of the one high heeled, red-gowned ghost appear to scare everyone but Agyekum.
Will the much-dreaded Madam High Heels be able to reform the stiff-necked Agyekum, or would he meet a grimmer end?₵25.00
Age Range: 9+ years
Thirst for freedom from oppression motivates four young friends to confront an old tyrant and with the assistance of Nana Domfeh, a mysterious sorcerer figure. The new order finds Sintim the assumed leader of the quartet ascending the throne .However, he immediately loses the throne in a bloody battle and is forced into exile. Will this principled and selfless character regain the throne that he had been ordained by the oracle to occupy?₵25.00
Letters from 2520AD is a juxtaposition of important aspects of human life 500 years in the future with life in 2020. In a simple yet vivid narrative, descriptions of after effects of climate change, technology and economic advancements are told in these open letters from the future.
Subtle, quirky comedy is laced with serious scientific facts and fiction throughout the book as the contrast naturally exposes ever wider gaps between life in 2020 and 2520.
Chapters on politics, religion and love have surprising twists in their evolution, with the intent to open deep discussions on the relevance of strong opinions today.₵45.00
When the king of Mahara suffers a fatal death at the hands an evil and cruel goddess, the kingdom of Mahara is suddenly plunged into palpable distress, darkness and mayhem with no hope of salvation or absolution. In the incumbent darkness, a young teen, Raya Nkube of the Rhodesu Clan, wins the heart of the supreme god Omari, due to a selfless act. Raya meets her untimely demise, but in her death she becomes something…on whom the survival of Mahara will depend.
Meanwhile, on a parallel earth, on his quest to find her wife who had been presumed dead for years, geological engineer Tony Sampah opens up a portal into the space-time continuum. But the moment the portal is opened, something goes wrong…₵40.00
Age Range: KG, Primary and JHS Students
Welcome to the maiden edition of the Candid English Magazine. This exciting magazine was born out of a dream to see the English language rise to its best level in the Ghanaian society. It must be a great joy to see the very first edition.
The Candid English Magazine is designed to present to the public good literature and reading materials that would be useful to both the young and the old. It is a magazine that can be picked up at any time to find answers to some nagging grammar questions or any information pertaining to the English language.
Teachers would find the CEM useful. It would provide them with reading pieces and grammatical facts that would help boost their confidence and give them absolute control over the class.
Each edition of the CEM comes with interesting stories, drama, poetry, grammar facts, literature, writing guides, tests and questions that would help one to think and come up with creative pieces. Where questions are given, answers to the questions would be provided in the next edition so that those who attempt the questions can compare their answers and see their strengths.
There are also many games such as puzzles, riddles, anagrams, palindromes and mazes, all of which are designed to provide interludes and also to help students test their level of intelligence.
Welcome once again. I know we are going to have a wonderful time together. Enjoy!
In this maiden edition:
- Exclusive Interview with the National Best Teacher
- Adventures of a One-Cedi Note
- One-on-One with Ghana’s Englishman
- In Search of My Father
- The Adventures of Kwadede
- Ananse and The Magic Basket
- A Dying Man’s Note
- And Many More
Rated 5.00 out of 501
ONE FOR THE GIRLS
There are some life stories you just cannot beat. Each time the names of such champions drop, one might as well perform a rite of acknowledgment…any. Their lives have graced hundreds of lives, and hundreds of lives continue to be redeemed through them. They have seen it all. Done it all. They love and they are loved. These individuals have given, and still have more in store. According to the Canon of the Classics, these persons, even the gods envy.
Rosina Aboagye Acheampong is one such mortal. From the precocity of her childhood, her dance with life has been one amazing ball of faith … and chance, nay, destiny. These captivating pages reel out the adventures of a pathfinder, a mould breaker and a pacesetter. Yes, her name might be synonymous with Wesley Girls, but be it at the national or community level, to list what she has achieved is to embark on the impossible.
Beautifully, however, Archie the Matriarch does not seem to see the power of her influence. She only wants to give thanks and praise.
Not only does this book make interesting reading, it also gives deep insights into the author and her experiences as one of Ghana’s influential and foremost educationists. It is, undoubtedly, a must-read book! – John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana
I am yet to hear of any group of students who passed through her hands…who do not remember her with utmost respect and affection. – Professor Ama Ata Aidoo
As the Headmistress, she re-defined the role. Indeed, the personality she brought to the position is irreplaceable and iconic. – Ambassador Evelyn Anita Stokes₵150.00Rated 5.00 out of 501
Onye Gba Nkiti bu akuko enwuregwu na-akowaputa mkpa o di ka Obodo obula were aka abuo jidesie omenaala na asusu ha ike. Omenaala na asusu ndi bu njiri mara ndi.
Ala Ubom bu Obodo eji ama atu mgbe gboo. Omenaala ha bu ugwu ha. Na agbanyeghi na Ubom bu obere Obodo, ogugu isi na amamihe ha jiri karisia mba ndi ozo sitere na ntoala ndi nna nna ha. Onye chefuru nzo-ukwu ndi nna ya di ka osisi enweghi mgborogwu.
Ogbara-ohuru mere nwoke na nwanyi amuru n’ala Ubom ji elegara omenaala Obodo ha anya dika ihe mgbe ochie. Ha amataghi na onye kpoo ite ya mkpokoro,agbataobi ewere ya kpoo ntu.
Mazi Obijiofo bu onye nkuzi e ji okwu ya agba izu n’ala Ubom. Amamihe ya abughi so n’okwu onu, o na emeputakwuazi ya n’omume. Obijiofo hapuru onu ya aka mgbe o huru na uzo adighi ebe mmuta ogbara ohuru du Ubom aga.
Agumakwukwo ufodu bu olulu amaghi-ihe ka ndi ilo kpacha anya gwuo. Mazi Obijiofo na ndi ilulo ibe ya hooro ntutu taa, na onweghi nwa-afo Ubom ga-adanye n’olulu ndi ilo ahu.
Ihe ha kwuru ka ha mere, maka na onye gba nkiti, chi ya agba nkiti.₵60.00