• Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    Ananse Stories are timeless Ghanaian folklore. They contain moral gems which help with character formation. The elderly tell Ananse stories to teach moral virtues to the young ones. They are children’s favourites.

    In Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom, the ubiquitous Ananse sets out to execute one of his cunning schemes and will pay dearly for being such a pain to the whole village. This is the second of a series of Ghanaian folklore retold with the expertise of a master story-teller for Smartline Publishing.

  • Ananse and the Food Pot

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    Ananse Stories are timeless Ghanaian folklore. They contain moral gems which help with character formation. The elderly tell Ananse stories to teach moral virtues to the young ones. They are children’s favourites.

    In Ananse and the Food Pot, the ubiquitous Ananse sets out to execute one of his cunning schemes and will pay dearly for being such a pain to the whole village. This is the second of a series of Ghanaian folklore retold with the expertise of a master story-teller for Smartline Publishing.

  • A Saint in Brown Sandals

    Eleven-year old Rabi thinks it would be wonderful to be like her classmate Maybelline – rich, pretty and popular with everyone in school. As her school’s big event on television draws closer, Rabi realises she has only one chance to be a star. Where she will shine best? Will it be if she follows in Maybelline’s dainty footsteps? Or will it be if she dares to run along as herself?

  • Uncle Spider’s First Law

    Age Range: 7 – 9 years (class 3 and 4)

    Gongonkrom is a small, prosperous and beautiful town with all the good things needed to make a town happy to live in. A leadership crises set to disturb the peaceful aura in the town.

    Suddenly, things start to change and this brought about the vote of a new order. The excitement about the forthcoming election is ruined by a scandal.

  • Lami’s Nightmare

    The life of fourteen-year-old Lami changes when she takes part in a dancing competition organised by the chief of her village. Now her dreams seem to be crumbling before her very eyes, threatened by an impending marriage to a very wealthy man from the next village.

  • No! Don’t Touch Me There

    Age Range: 2 – 5  years

    Child sexual assault and molestation continues to be a bane in our society, and it is important that responsible adults and institutions work together to strategize and develop tools that will keep our children safe.

    No! Don’t Touch Me There empowers children to confront any form of improper behaviour or abuse and gives them the confidence to talk to trusted adults. Ade and Ada learn about the importance of boundaries.

    This is an important book for all children to read; it is pioneering, practical and child-friendly and will resonate with children for a long time.

  • Kenkey For Ewes: And Other Very Short Stories

    **Available from 21 October 2018**

    Like a basket full of coloured beads, like a kente strip of many colours, like a xylophone that produces a thousand vibrant sounds, this collection is made up of stories as varied as the diversity represented in Ghana, from Hohoe to Hamle.

    These stories represent the budding creative spirit of the current generation of young Ghanaian writers. These new voices have become the refreshing perspective from which to consider the Ghanaian narrative in a thousand words. Or less.

    This is an anthology of hope. Never have so many young people captured the stories of our time the way this army of writers have immortalised. But beyond the greatness in the stories, Kenkey for Ewes guarantees one thrilling fact: it is a great time to be a global citizen.

  • Of Women and Frogs

    Esi is a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her and the restrictions they place on girls.

    Moving between Ghana and Nigeria, this is a heart-warming story of a girl beating a path to self-actualisation amidst political upheaval in Rawlings’ Ghana and strained relations between her ancestral countries.

    “This is a really wonderful story. [Bisi Adjapon] writes with incredible vividness and clarity. [Her] similes and attention to all the senses are really extraordinary.” ~ Dave Eggers, publisher of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

  • Suma Went Walking

    English version of 5 books of the same story in English, Ga, Twi, Ewe and French. Suitable for children between 6 and 7 years (class 1 and 2). Great set for children to learn other languages, especially Ghanaian languages.

    Suma is a young girl who goes for a walk in the field and encounters a host of animals. Colourful books with beautiful pictures that teachers children adjectives.

  • The Fourth John: Reign, Rejection & Rebound

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    An influential northern caucus is secretly meeting and grooming him to contest the man who will select him as a vice presidential candidate. A meeting between the first lady and the Brong-Ahafo caucus results in, perhaps, the fastest ministerial reshuffle in the history of the country. At 2a.m., before the breaking of a major scandal, there is a meeting between the president’s friend and the investigative journalist about how to involve the main opposition leader, in the story to minimise its damage to the president in the upcoming election. The wife of the president reports the wife of the vice president to the vice president’s mother. The night before a crucial election, the president and his main contender are locked up in a meeting with Ghana’s most revered traditional ruler.

    These and other revealing accounts on governance, policies and programmes of the fourth presidency of Ghana’s Fourth Republic are the intriguing contents of this book. Here, the journalist whose investigations are believed to have contributed to the downfall of the administration gets brutally intimate with the regime.

    Rare interviews with key figures of the governing party and historical contexts to contemporary events provide readers and students of African politics the inside story of what is considered the model democracy on the continent. The fluidity of the writing style and humour make this book about politics and governance in Ghana’s Fourth Republic both informative, educative and entertaining.

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  • The Adventures of Asuom: Folktales from Northern Ghana

    Asuom is to the Builsa, what Ananse is to the Akan. He is the hero of many Builsa tales. His incorrigible mischief and cunning has always amused both the young and the old. In this collection, the reader comes face to face with the crafty creature in his adventures through many aspects of life. From his bullying of Apiuk (the hyena) to his duel with the nightjar (Akalaasing), the reader will find it difficult not to both love and despise the clever Asuom. The sheer magnitude of his wisdom, courage, resourcefulness, enthusiasm, dexterity, cunning and lively devotion to mischief is guaranteed to hold you spellbound through every tale. Nevertheless, even Asuom cannot get away with everything forever! The tales are not only hilarious and entertaining, but teach many useful lessons for life.

  • Folktale Book Set (5 books)

    Including one comic.

    A client remarked: “Can you believe my girl had never heard of these Ananse stories before [reading the set I bought from you?]”

    Don’t let your children miss this important Ghanaian heritage.

    Books in this set (5 books – may vary due to availability of titles)

    Ananse and the Sticky Gum (comic)
    Ananse and the Squirrel / Ananse’s Justice
    Why The Dog Has a Hollow Stomach
    Ananse and the Food Pot
    Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom

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