Library & Information Science (4)
Popular Culture (47)
Specific Demographics (84)
The book is a treasure trove of photographs of the most iconic buildings which embellish the skyline of Accra. In this book, Mr. Wilfred Kojo Ephraim, the author and photographer, takes us on a pictorial tour of the capital. With brief touch downs in Abelemkpe and on Ring Road Central, he leads us from Airport City through Cantonment City down the length and breadth of Independence Avenue, to the Central Business District of Accra.
The book is a one stop shop, the first of its kind to assemble information on the Headquarters Buildings, Visions, Missions, Values, and provide a cursory look at Financial Performances about the major banks, telcos, and accounting firms operating in Ghana. One can browse through and favourably compare the Ghana Commercial Bank Head Office building which was completed in the sixties/seventies, to the more contemporary Standard Chartered Bank building at 87 Independence Avenue or the Ultramodern EY and PWC buildings in Cantonment City.
This book is for all who appreciate Accra, or who plan to visit the city. It is for children learning about the capital of Ghana, as well as for adults who know it well. It is a memento of the city and belongs on everyone’s bookshelf!
As the old English adage goes: The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating. The Resorts shown in this book represent what the Author had personally experienced during a corporate organised programme or through his personal Tourism tours.
His account of Royal Senchi Resort was the result of a weekend stay at this lovely resort when his former employers Total Petroleum Ghana PLC (now TotalEnergies Marketing Ghana PLC) organised a weekend Team Building Programme for its Management Team. The lush green environment gave the participants a very peaceful stay.
The two other resorts featured in this book, Bojo Beach Resort and Premier Beach Resort, are located on the coastal part of the Bortianor-Weija enclave in the western part of Accra.
The Weija River Area is a lovely place to visit because of its therapeutic water effect.₵200.00
Fufu is a popular staple food in Ghana made from starchy root vegetables like cassava, yams, or plantains, boiled and pounded into a dough-like/pasty consistency.
It is a versatile dish, served with a variety of soups and plays a significant cultural role, symbolizing communal dining and togetherness. Regional variations of Fufu may exist.
Fufu offers energy and it is a cultural experience, making it a beloved and nutritious part of Ghanaian cuisine.
This book showcases the huge progress made by Ghana in the development of its hospitality infrastructure especially during the past fifteen to twenty years.
Movenpick Hotel was one of the new five-star hotels to be established during this period. Not long after the completion of the Movenpick Hotel came Kempinski Hotel. These two hotels have taken the hospitality business in Ghana to a higher notch.
Other hotels featured in this book provide a good level of competition to the above two prime hotels in the City of Accra.
Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel located in the Western Regional Capital of Takoradi also known as the Oil City of Ghana is a very impressive hotel to lodge in. The Author experienced a five-day stay in this hotel during a corporate assignment to Takoradi. The hotel provides excellent services and great culinary menus. The Author would always recommend their delicious fufu and light soup to anyone visiting the hotel.₵200.00
The book is a pictorial rendition of the beauty, elegance, and glamour which bring to bear in the mind and thoughts of any genuine lover of nature: the energy and dynamism which invigorate life in the cosmopolitan hub commonly known as the City of Accra.
It depicts the beauty of having a planned city using the Airport Area as a fulcrum for advocating more of such planned agglomeration of buildings. The book then captures a few iconic structures from the Accra Central Business District. Photos of these two sections of the City of Accra are then shown at daytime as well as nighttime.
Accra by Day and By Night is a beautiful picture book for both adults and children, regular residents of the City as well as domestic and foreign tourists. The book gives residents of the City of Accra something to live for first time visitors who look forward to their first warm embrace of the capital of the second most peaceful country in Africa, the book gives them something to look forward to.₵200.00
One is always intrigued by the relative similarity in the names of the two coastal hotels which are situated close to each other in one of Accra’s coastal towns of Labadi: The La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel and the Labadi Beach Hotel.
When driving on the beach road from Accra to Tema one cannot miss the presence of these two hotels with palm trees.
It is no surprising that these two hotels are owned by the same majority shareholders: Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
Come with the author to explore together these twin Labadi hotels.₵200.00
Celebrated profiles 29 contemporary Nigerian women who, through their own initiatives, are playing laudable roles in our society. They include lawyer and civil liberties activist Ayo Obe, fashion designer Deola Sagoe, and businesswoman Nike Ogunlesi. These women speak in Celebrated about their experiences, challenges and successes.
The problems relating to the social worth of a woman, her ability to contribute to social development, the political, economic and social roles she is allowed to play, her pains and travails are issues that haunt all societies. These problems usually arise from the way society sees the woman and the way the woman sees herself. Perhaps because of these problems, despite the past achievements of Nigerian women, the number of prominent contemporary Nigerian women remains negligible compared to that of men.
Ayona Aguele-Trimnell profiles here a few contemporary Nigerian women who, through their own initiatives, are playing laudable roles in society and yet remain largely uncelebrated. Women like Doctors Okonjo-Iweala, Obiageli Ezekwesili and Professor Dora Akunyili to name a few, who have performed as well as any, and better than most of their male contemporaries and predecessors. This is the sense in which this book become important.
In three critically acclaimed novels, Akwaeke Emezi has introduced readers to a landscape marked by familial tensions, Igbo belief systems, and a boundless search for what it means to be free. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the bestselling author of The Death of Vivek Oji reveals the harrowing yet resolute truths of their own life. Through candid, intimate correspondence with friends, lovers, and family, Emezi traces the unfolding of a self and the unforgettable journey of a creative spirit stepping into power in the human world. Their story weaves through transformative decisions about their gender and body, their precipitous path to success as a writer, and the turmoil of relationships on an emotional, romantic, and spiritual plane, culminating in a book that is as tender as it is brutal.
Electrifying and inspiring, animated by the same voracious intelligence that distinguishes their fiction, Dear Senthuran is a revelatory account of storytelling, self, and survival.
Named one of the year’s most anticipated books by The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, BuzzFeed, and more
They burned down the market on the day Vivek Oji died.
One afternoon, a mother opens her front door to find the length of her son’s body stretched out on the veranda, swaddled in akwete material, his head on her welcome mat. The Death of Vivek Oji transports us to the day of Vivek’s birth, the day his grandmother Ahunna died. It is the story of an overprotective mother and a distant father, and the heart-wrenching tale of one family’s struggle to understand their child, just as Vivek learns to recognize himself.
Teeming with unforgettable characters whose lives have been shaped by Vivek’s gentle and enigmatic spirit, it shares with us a Nigerian childhood that challenges expectations. This novel, and its celebration of the innocence and optimism of youth will touch all those who embrace it.₵125.00
And Then He Sang a Lullaby is a breathtaking and captivating story of two gay men who find each other in Nigeria and are determined to love despite all that stands in their way.
August is a straight-passing track star who has left Enugu, his overbearing sisters, and an apathetic father to find himself at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Segun is an openly gay student who is reluctant to fall in love with August, wanting only to be with a man who is comfortable with his sexuality and has the capacity to love without shame. But when the Same Sex (Marriage) Prohibition Act is passed, August and Segun must find a way to tend to their blossoming romance in a country determined to eradicate them. And even while they run into harshness and cruelty at the hands of people whose lives and loves are legal, the two young lovers find kindness, understanding, solace and comfort in the arms of each other and in unexpected places.₵140.00
“The Pen at Risk is more than a memoir. It is a piece of authentic, ungarnished history by a writer and public intellectual who is too modest to accept the title of a historian, but who witnessed and chronicled the most intriguing epochs of Ghana’s national life. Laced with the innate Fante humour, this book is a piece of deep but entertaining non-fiction that is told with the demystified simplicity of one of Ghana’s greatest academics and writers. Kwesi Yankah is a gift to humanity, and this memoir is a greater gift to an unfortunate generation like mine that did not live in the era of the incisive writings of the great Kwatriot.” – Manasseh Azure Awuni, Editor-in-Chief, The Fourth Estate
“When a citizen who has spent his whole life scrutinising society, turns the spotlight on himself, the risks include this epic engagement that spares no one, him included. In this bare-it-all memoir, the Yankah enigma is fully bared, warts and all. As it turns out, Yankah has had more than his fair share of privileged roles, ultimately impacting the national narrative. The richness of ethnography here, is as riveting as his urban-savvy accounts of the intrigues of university and national politics. While we watch him weave his wizardry of words, we are also awed by the totality of his humanity. The Pen at Risk is a hilarious package of eruditions. It is about the exalted gossips of our Motherland. The narratives are so sweet they hurt. If this isn’t the best book you have read in years, call me illiterate.” – Kofi Akpabli, Scholar, Author, Journalist
“In this memoir, Kwesi Yankah delivers a sparkling tableau of key aspects of his life, tabling his charmed childhood and amazing trajectory as an academic. He then rolls out his long stint as an audacious social commentator and columnist for leading papers (which may have put his pen at risk). With a penmanship characterized by a keen eye for detail, this autobiography is an entertaining and captivating book that should be read by all interested in media and social history as well as autobiography as a literary genre.” – Professor Mansah Prah, University of Cape Coast
“Intriguing, revealing, and brilliant. The Pen at Risk is unvarnished introspection beautifully strung together with anecdotes in a way that is vibrant and colorful. Kwesi Yankah’s work is a refreshingly modest invitation to see life through a different lens, even for a fleeting moment.” – Dr Obeng Amoako Edmonds, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
The Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana, is a significant landmark honouring Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President and a key figure in the country’s independence movement. It serves as a tribute to Nkrumah’s legacy and houses a museum showcasing his life and achievements.
The mausoleum is architecturally significant, symbolizing Ghana’s quest for freedom with its black star-shaped design. It stands as a symbol of Pan-Africanism and is an important educational resource for understanding Ghana’s history and Nkrumah’s contributions. The mausoleum also hosts commemorative events, preserving the memory and ideals of Nkrumah and his role in Ghanaian and African history.
Ghana’s Coastline is dotted with stunning beaches, offering a mix of natural beauty and recreational activities. In this picture we find a boy playing on the beaches of Sanzule. Labadi Beach in Accra is popular and vibrant, while Busua Beach in the Western Region is known for its golden sands and surfing opportunities. Kokrobite Beach near Accra has a bohemian atmosphere and lively nightlife.
The Ada area features beaches along the Volta estuary, ideal for water activities. Anomabo Beach in the Central Region is tranquil and historically significant, and Axim Beach in the Western Region offers serene setting. Cape Coast Beach combines history with natural beauty. These beaches showcase Ghana’s coastal splendour, providing opportunities for relaxation, water sports and cultural experiences.
Boti Falls is a captivating twin waterfall located in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Nestled in the Boti Forest Reserve, it offers natural beauty, accessibility and cultural significance. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque waterfall and its surrounding greenery, explore different viewing platforms and admire the Umbrella Rock formation nearby.
The falls hold sacred importance and are associated with traditional rituals. Picnic areas provide opportunities for relaxation, and the area is known for its vibrant Kente weaving industry. Boti Falls is a serene and refreshing destination that showcases Ghana’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Ada Foah is a town in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region in Ghana. It is known for its beautiful beaches, where the Volta River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The town has a vibrant fishing community and offers opportunities to witness local fishing activities. Visitors can go on boat trips, and visit nearby islands.
Ada Foah is a hub for ecotourism, with nature reserves and the Songor Lagoon attracting birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. The town also showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Ada people through traditional festivals and offers water sports activities and comfortable accommodation options. Ada Foah provides a serene and memorable experience for nature lovers, adventure seekers and those interested in Ghana’s cultural heritage.