• Kings, Priests, and Kinsmen

    This collection of E. A. Ammah’s ethnographic writing includes essays, some poetry, and other documents. Created over four decades, these pieces cover a wide range of topics including Ga culture in comparative perspective, Ga social organization, Ga political structure and history, Ga life transition ceremonies, and Ga religion. The collection provides a unique cultural insider’s twentieth century perspective on Ga society and history.

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  • Justice Denied

    This book was written soon after the suspects of the murder of the Ya-Na were arrested.

    The author followed the unveiling accounts of the murder of the Ya-Na,the commitment and indictment proceedings at the Magistrate Court.He also followed the trial of the accused persons at the High Court.

    The search for Justice for the Ya-Na became a judicial drama and a political football instead.Some key players in the search exhibited palpable incompetence and nonchalance while others showed unpardonable bias in the performance of their judicial and legal duties. In resistance to the search for justice all kinds of novel and spurious legal arguments were raised ,including the issue of when does a confession have effect in law even if it is freely given?

    “Another spurious legal issue raised was the fact of the Ya-Na’s death .In recognition of his service to his nation and traumatic murder, the Republic of Ghana gave Naa Yakubu II a state burial on 10th April,2016. Yet in order to deny him justice and to make the law seem to be an ass,the fact of his death and identity of his body became issues in the trail of persons accused of murdering him.This kept the ordinary Ghanaian wondering where the implementers of the law were taking the country.In the end the Ya-Na was denied Justice”.

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    Justice Denied

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  • History and Traditions of Dagbon

    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.

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  • The Ewe of Togo and Benin

    Coordinated by the West African Organisation for Research on Eweland, this publication constitutes a first and much needed English language survey of the history and cultures of the Ewe peoples in the former French colonies, Benin and Togo. The colonial legacy has meant discontinuity in the research conducted on and by the Ewe peoples in Ghana, with the Ewe peoples in the Francophone countries, a more-or-less ethnically and linguistically homogonous people.

    Hence this book aims to be a step towards re-connecting knowledge and scholarship about the Ewe across the linguistic and geographical divide in the postcolonial period. Charting the history, development, politics and economies activities of the Ewe in Benin and Togo, the work brings together new sociological, cultural, historical and linguistic data, most of which is primary research, previously unpublished in any form.

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  • Ghana: A Visitor’s Guide

    Quite a few books have been written on Ghana as a preferred tourist destination. Why another? This book is not just another run of the mill tourist guide. This volume has introduced innovations and added more value to make the tourist’s stay in Ghana more worthwhile.

    For example, it has given details (location addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses) of hotels and eating places in all the regions of Ghana. Furthermore, it has gone great lengths to explain the rich culture of Ghana to the visitor in a way that would increase the visitor’s understanding of Ghanaians as a people, even though they are made up of different ethnic groups.

    Written in a simple but engaging style, this tourist guide would endear itself to the general reader as well as the intrepid visitor who wants to enjoy Ghana and drink deep the warm hospitality for which the people are famously noted.

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    Welcome, Precious (Hardcover)

    Age Range: 2 – 3 years

    Literary award winners Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier celebrate life, love, and family with this gorgeous new picture book.

    “Welcome, Precious. Welcome to the warm circle of your daddy’s arms, the slippery kisses of your giddy grandmother, and the cool tickle of Mommy’s nose rubbing against your belly button.”

    Lulling, poetic text and captivating illustrations welcome a new baby to the wonders of the world, from peanut butter to moonlight. A perfect gift for expecting parents, big brothers- and sisters-to-be, or anyone who wishes to remember life’s first magical moments.

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  • Akyem Abuakwa, 1700-1943: From Ofori Panin to Sir Ofori Atta (Trondheim Studies in History) [Hardcover]

    Recently-launched in hardcover format, this book by Professor Addo-Fening is an authoritatively comprehensive treasure on Akyem Abuakwa history.

    This book tells the story of Akyem Abuakwa from its origins in 17th century Adanse, through its relocation to Banso, on the backside of the Atewa Hill under Nana Ofori Panin, commonly regarded as the founder of the Akyem State, and subsequently to Kyebi, in the valley of the Birim River, after 1727; through to the interactions with the Basel Mission and social developments in the 19th and 20th centuries to the transformation of the Abuakwa economy in recent years.

    Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

     

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  • Ghana’s Heritage of Culture (Hardcover)

    Kofi Antubam was once a student, avid researcher, teacher and a trail-blazing master of the arts and culture.

    His depiction of Ghana’s traditional values is profound. From explaining the meaning of colours, time, names, beauty, the traditions of royal Courts, the essence of the male and female, Antubam dissects sculpture, painting, music and dance, poetry, hairstyles, textiles, jewelry — our known forms of art. Presented here are one man’s notion of religion, prayer, vice and virtue, procreation and the rituals and symbolism of death in the traditions of Ghana. — Ray Sowah

    Antubam’s research to identify and codify the tenets of the Ghanaian personality began in 1943. It took more than 2 decades for his words to be published. This unique and influential piece of written art, expresses the author’s beliefs, written in his unique style, a representation of the urgent call of his time. At the core of his book is the search for identify. The original book sought to define the ‘Ghanaian Personality’ ” who we were as a country and as a people. 55 years after Antubam raised this issue, we still continue to grapple with defining our collective identity. It is the hope of the publisher that, in reading this book, Ghanaians and those who study and love our culture will find explanations for ‘I am a Ghanaian’. It is rooted in our traditions.

    Published by Heritage Project as part of The Legacy Series.

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  • Ghana: The Story So Far – VIP Edition (2nd Edition, Hardcover and in Hard Case)

    Packaged in a beautiful golden hard-card case, this is a perfect gift for a special person anyday!

    Buy One VIP Edition and get one Standard edition free.

    Ghana: The Story So Far recounts Ghana’s history, celebrates our heroes and showcases our culture. Expertly laid-out, beautifully-illustrated and captioned, with a photo section that captures everyday Ghanaian scenes, this coffee table book is a must-have.

    Revised edition.

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  • Ghana: The Story So Far (2nd Edition, Hardcover)

    Ghana: The Story So Far recounts Ghana’s history, celebrates our heroes and showcases our culture. Expertly laid-out, beautifully-illustrated and captioned, with a photo section that captures everyday Ghanaian scenes, this coffee table book is a must-have.

    Revised edition.

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  • African Traditional Leadership

    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.

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  • The Mind of Africa

    The Mind of Africa, written while the author was A Fellow of  All Souls College, Oxford, was a fruit of that enlarged perspective. After several years, he visited Ghana in 1962. There Kwame Nkrumah, then President of Ghana, successfully persuaded him to return to teach at the University of Ghana, Legon and he subsequently resigned from All Souls. In 1968, he went to the United States as a visiting professor. This was followed by invitations to teach at various academic institutions there, including Berkeley and Stanford. He subsequently settled in California, where he continued to teach and research philosophy in the University of California at Santa Cruz until his retirement.

    The Mind of Africa appeared at a time when a number of African countries were obtaining, or fighting for, their political freedom from their colonial rulers; and becoming independent nations expecting to build new societies in accordance with their own visions and conceptions, though not necessarily jettisoning all the features of their colonial heritage. Building new societies requires appropriate ideologies and philosophies fashioned within the crucible of their cultural and historical experiences. Thus, the relation between ideology and society is taken up at the very outset of the book… The Mind of Africa is important for Africa’s future and identity.

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