In this book, Emeritus Professor Jacob U. Gordon has brought together both historical and current literature in traditional African leadership to focus on critical issues of leadership and governance in Africa. The book sets out to provide students of African leadership and development, educators, politicians, traditional leaders and practitioners with a toolbox for understanding the changing role of traditional rulers/chiefs and its future in African life.
It examples leadership dynamics of past African leaders such as Abu Bakr II (14th century), Chaka Zulu, Queen Hatshepsut, Hannibal of Carthage, Makeda the Queen of Sheba, King Mansa Musa, Haile Selassie and Yaa Asantewaa.
It is the author’s hope that this book will help the reader to better understand the complexities of traditional leadership in Africa and key considerations; to appreciate the values of traditional African leadership; and to develop a better appreciation of the importance of good leadership and governance in a global and competitive world that yearns for sustainable peace and security.GHS 30.00GHS 30.00Quick View
A powerful statement about feminism today from “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama), the author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
A New York Times Best Seller ● A Skimm Reads Pick ● An NPR Best Book of the YearGHS 35.00Quick View
Age Range: 6 months – 2 years
This board book for babies celebrates Ghana’s customary naming ceremony.
An outdooring and naming ceremony is an occasion in Ghana when a newborn experiences the outside world for the first time and receives a name.GHS 15.00GHS 15.00Quick View
Street life in the slums of Accra is realistically portrayed in this socially-commited, subtle novel about four educated women who are inspired by the plight of a 14-year old girl, Fofo. As the main characters convert their library center into a practical street initiative, the novel invokes the squalor, health risks, and vicious cycles of poverty and violence that drive children to the streets and women to prostitution; and, from which, ultimately, no one in the society is free.GHS 30.00GHS 30.00Quick View
Face-Off With the International ‘MP’ is a compilation of short stories, drama, different purposed letters, and jest, all garnished with an unusual but perfect mix of satire, wit and logic. The book walks readers through the experiences of the only ‘Member of Parliament’ representing a virtual constituency. The book brings to life issues in politics, romance, educational and career experiences both home and abroad, and short memos – files that the International ‘MP’ deals with 24/7. The right dose of laughter, the fluidity of Nkrumah-Boateng’s unmatched imagery, the apt description of everything Ghanaian plus the solitary enjoyment of his entitlement as the only untenured MP combine to make this book a must-read.
I introduce to you a reverently irreverent writer who pulls no punches, wears no kids’ gloves, bars no holds and suffers no fools gladly. There is not a topic that Rodney is shy to address, and frontally and bluntly too. Anan Anan Ankomah, Managing Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah
Rodney glides you along on a momentum of choleric rhetoric and suddenly explodes your mind into an amusement park of satire, laced with intelligent and exciting lines of literary mischief. Jason Tutu, Research & Development Expert
Nkrumah-Boateng uniquely mixes truth and poetic satire: his wit, crisp humour, eloquence and fluid writing style, and the heretical elegance with which he makes his points, made you want to kick something…Little wonder a major radio station mistook his satirical narrative as fact, and serialized it on radio! Kofi Bentil, Lawyer/Vice President, IMANI
Rodney’s writing always leaves me wanting more. Dr. Victor Bampoe, Former Deputy Minister for HealthGHS 60.00GHS 60.00Quick View
This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler’s Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans.
Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of “eliminationist anti-Semitism” that made Hitler’s pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival material, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units to the camps to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion.
“Hitler’s Willing Executioners is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to the…literature on the Holocaust.”–New York Review of Books
“The most important book ever published about the Holocaust…Eloquently written, meticulously documented, impassioned…A model of moral and scholarly integrity.”–Philadelphia InquirerGHS 40.00Quick View
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.GHS 50.00Quick View
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Jennifer lives in Accra, Ghana. She likes to read storybooks at the Mamprobi Gale Community Library where her mother, Joyce Yeboah, works as a librarian.GHS 15.00GHS 15.00Quick View
Brother Tarcisius was born in the Netherlands and travelled to Ghana in 1961. He opened the Orthopedic Training Centre in Nsawam soon after his arrival to serve those with physical disabilities. Brother’s story of faith and determination has brought help and hope to many.GHS 15.00GHS 15.00Quick View
Proceedings, 1963. First publication.
Foreword – by the President of the Academy, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
The Role of the Physical Sciences in the New Ghana – Professor F.G. Torto
The Role of Medicine in our Changing Society – Dr. S.R.A. Dodu
The Role of Philosophy in the New Republic of Ghana – Dr. C.A. Ackah
The Place of Law in the Republic of Ghana – Justice Sir Arku Korsah
Education for a Place in the World – Sir Sydney Caine
The Nature of Things – Professor J.A.K. Quartey
Science in Modern Society – Professor Lord Alexander ToddGHS 10.00Quick View
Proceedings, 1965. This issue contains the first series of the J.B. Danquah Memorial Lectures delivered by Justice W.B. van Lare in February 1968.
Address by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah at the Academy of Arts and Sciences Dinner on Saturday, 30th November 1963
Science in the Service of Agriculture – Sir William Slater
New Frontiers in Geography – Professor E.A. Boateng
Science and Social Progress – Professor A.N. May
The Importance of Environmental Sanitation in the Development of Low-Cost Housing Schemes – Mr. E. Lartey
Inermicapsifer Guineensis Graham (1968), A Review and Redescription – Dr. Leticia E. Obeng
Aspects of the Biosynthesis of Phenolic and Related Compounds – Professor F.G. TortoGHS 10.00Quick View