This book may be described as a panorama of life in Dagbon and as a panoply of the Dagomba. It is the first of its kind in Dagomba. It deals with the Dagomba man and woman from birth to death. The book offers an authoritative and exhaustive information on the Dagomba. It focuses on the history of the Dagomba State known as Dagbon. The indigenous system of government exemplified in the institution of chieftaincy is set out in clear and simple English. The customs and customary laws of the Dagomba relating to courtship, marriage and inheritance are exhaustively dealt with. Funeral ceremonies, festivals and markets are given adequate consideration in the text. Traditional worship, soothsaying and witchcraft, which are prevalent in African societies, are given due consideration.
A typical Dagomba man or woman is endowed with proverbs and wise sayings. The book has not overlooked this aspect of the Dagomba people. A myriad of proverbs are set out in the book. The education of Dagomba children and the position of women in Dagomba society make interesting reading. And the history of the Dagomba common man and the rulers of foreign origin, united by social blending and history, give this book a unique character.
Apart from writing from his personal knowledge of the history, customs, traditions and way of life of the people, the author has done a great deal of research into the subjects of this book. The Dagomba reader and a non-Dagomba reader alike will find this book a very useful companion his his or her desire to know the land and people of Dagbon.
Primary school teachers as well as lecturers in tertiary institutions cannot do without this book when it comes to learning and teaching about the Dagomba. And foreign tourists will appreciate Dagbon and its people better when they read this book before they set foot in Dagbon. Finally, several chapters of this book may be read for pleasure. It is a book for knowledge and a book for pleasure.₵60.00
Hlɔbiabia (Vengeance) is a story of a body who suffered a great deal of injustice in the hands of many people including his own teachers and close friends. Torments he suffered made him vow to repay mankind in the same way he had been treated.
By paying people in their own coins, he managed to go overseas where he obtained many degrees. Later, however, when he returned home, he rendered good service to people and in addition confessed every wrong he had done and pleaded with the bench for a fitting punishment as an atonement for his sins.₵12.00₵12.00
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Holy Writings track list:
1. Fa Makoma
2. You Are Jesus (feat. Kwame Amihere & Harbour City Mass Choir)
3. Ayeyi Soronko in Eb
4. Shrine of Our Sanctuary
5. You Are Beautiful
6. Been a While
7. Meeba Lala (feat. Eugene Zuta)
8. Hello, I Still Love You
9. Owui Ma Me
10. The Way (feat. Cwesi Oteng, Koda, Ike Nanor & Sitso “Reazn”)
11. Hiding Place
12. Every Single Word (Asem Biara Meka No)
14. Thank You
15. Safe in You (feat. Rev Joe Beecham & Ewurama Dua Anto)₵10.00₵10.00
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Selected for Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 2017
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book
Shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader’s wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel – the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.
Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.₵60.00₵60.00
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
Yeside Adebisi is admitted to Liberty University to study industrial chemistry. On her first day, she meets two other female students who become her close friends. The three jolly friends participate actively in campus programmes. Tukadsm, the irrepressible Students’ Union leader, also makes his mark.
Despite the participation of Yeside and her clique as well as Tukadam in campus politics, they all graduate with flying colours.₵15.00₵15.00
Out Of StockGle, a chief priest, abandons his role as custodian and defender of age-old customs to fight voluntarily on the side of the British in the Second World War. When the war ends, Gle and his fellow African soldiers do not receive their promised rewards. But they do not return peacefully to their homesteads or reassume their traditional values. Politicised by their role in the foreign conflicts they join together and march in protest to present a petition to the Governor of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), in an act of self-determination. The colonial forces respond with fire; soldiers are shot dead. The angry protesters descend into Accra and loot the shops, in what became the famous looting of 28 February 1948, and would mark the beginning of Ghana’s fight for independence from Britain.₵20.00₵20.00
Age Range: 13 – 16 years
Joke and Vincent, both ‘born-again’ Christians, have been courting for years. The families of the couple are anxiously waiting for Joke to complete her National Youth Service Corps, so as to solemnize the couple’s marriage in the church. In the process, Joke meets Dele, the brother of her closest friend. Will Joke and Vincent’s relationship remain the same afterwards?₵18.00₵18.00
Tracks in this album:
3. Mensi den Intro Ft Charlotte Acquah
4. Mobo Wo Dzin Ft Uncle Ato
5. Ka Kyere Jesus
6. Yesu Nyame ba Ft Eugene Zuta / George Sekyi
7. Jesus M’agyenkwa Ft Esther Godwyll
8. Hymn Medley Ft Uncle Ato
9. Kristofo Ft Eugene Degadzor
10. The Name Jesus Ft Dulcie Yates / Felicia Crentsil
11. Jesus Jesus Ft David Crentsil / Charles Pettingle
12. Hosanna (Studio)₵10.00₵10.00
Toundi Ondoua, the rural African protagonist of Houseboy, encounters a world of prisms that cast beautiful but unobtainable glimmers, especially for a black youth in colonial Cameroon.Houseboy, written in the form of Toundi’s captivating diary and translated from the original French, discloses his awe of the white world and a web of unpredictable experiences. Early on, he escapes his father’s angry blows by seeking asylum with his benefactor, the local European priest who meets an untimely death. Toundi then becomes “the Chief European’s ‘boy’–the dog of the King.” Toundi’s attempt to fulfill a dream of advancement and improvement opens his eyes to troubling realities. Gradually, preconceptions of the Europeans come crashing down on him as he struggles with his identity, his place in society, and the changing culture.₵30.00
Age Range: 9 – 11 years
Aba Suma, a five year old girl, enjoys looking through the children’s story books in her family shop, but she isn’t allowed to be in the shop alone. Things get missing in the shop from time to time. Aba promises her parents she would help catch the thief…₵10.00₵10.00
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
In a magical journey, Rogério Andrade Barbosa and Graca Lima transport us to the African continent, with its many faces, colours, smells, sounds, gestures and shapes.
It is a little mouse that guides us throughout this story. It hears everything and sees everything. It observes the many faces of several human groups that inhabit the African continent in their daily activities. Through the watching eye of this mouse we are shown customs, religion, economic activities, histories and the cultural universe of different peoples.
How did the stories spread out around the world? It is a trip to unknown and mysterious places…₵15.00