• A Portrait of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II – as a Young Man

    A Portrait of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II as a Young Man is a personal account of the life of the Asantehene before he assumed office in 1970. It has evolved out of a long and intimate relationship between Otumfuo and the author, covering many hours of formal interviews and friendly chats, which together with access to family records and historians has formed the basis for this book.

    The character of the Otumfuo, a detailed family pedigree, his school days, how he acquired his christian names – Matthew and Jacob, the prophecy made of his reign, the simple altar boy, the great affection shown him by Nana Prempeh I (on his return from Seychelles), to be continued by Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II are vividly portrayed. The book ends at the time of his becoming King.

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  • Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

    Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. But vital clues still remain hidden.

    In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies as well as their feats of skill and endurance.

    The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than twenty species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of the modern human: Homo sapiens. They have revealed how early technology, language ability, and artistic endeavour all originated in Africa; and they have shown how small groups of Africans spread out from Africa in an exodus sixty thousand years ago to populate the rest of the world. We have all inherited an African past.

    Martin Meredith’s fascinating account of the exploits of scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins unfolds like an epic detective saga. We all have an African legacy, and in this fascinating and informative book Meredith leads us back to the place where we have rediscovered our common human heritage.

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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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  • 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”.


    Justice Denied

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  • 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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  • Nsempiisms

    Listed as one of the top ten exceptional non-fiction writers from Ghana by Gird Center, Nana Awere Damoah brings to his readers another must-read, this time a fast-paced, short, straight-to-the-point, shot-from-the-hip, collection. The author proves why he is seen as one of the rising voices of his homeland, using words to speak truth to power.

    “Nana Awere Damoah is a multi-talented writer [who] believes in creating his own style anytime he writes. In his non-fiction writing, Nana introduces a diversity of style using poetry, storytelling and satire.” Gird Center

    “I envy the mind of Nana Awere Damoah. Nsempiisms is deep, insightful and piercing, yet Damoah’s writing flows with breezy simplicity.” Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM)



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  • Ŋuʋaʋa (Ewe)

    Good and evil aspects of jealousy are discussed in this Pamphlet.

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013 – Education for National Development)

    Proceedings, Founder’s Week Celebrations, 2013


    Foreword — Professor Takyiwaa Manuh

    Presidential Address: Education in the Age of Rapid Technological Advancement — Professor Francis K.A. Allotey

    Basic Education in a Changing World: Rethinking the Role of Stakeholders in Ghana — Dr. Christiana Amoako-Nuama

    The Quality and Inclusivity of Basic Education across Ghana’s three Northern Regions: Assessing Learning Effectiveness and Efficiency towards the Post 2015 Era — Dr. Leslie Casely-Hayford

    Reviewing Secondary, Technical Education and Skills Training in Ghana — Dr. George Afeti

    Skills Diversification to meet Current and Future Labour Market Opportunities in Ghana — Professor G.K.S. Aflakpui

    Higher Education beyond the Labour Market — Professor Helen Lauer

    Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lecture: Knowledge and Innovation for Agricultural Development — Professor Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (Volume I, 1963)

    Proceedings, 1963. First publication.


    Editorial Note

    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 Todd

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (Volume III, 1965)

    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. Torto

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (Volume IV, 1966)

    Proceedings, 1966.


    Making the Community Healthy – Dr. Fred T. Sai

    Medical Education in a Developing Country (Ghana) – Professor C.O. Easmon

    Industrial and Technological Possibilities in Ghana during the Seven-Year Development Plan Period – Mr. J.E. Cudjoe

    Some Ideas on the Organization of Scientific Research in Developing Countries – Professor A. Raid Tourky

    Towards Comprehensive Water Resource Development in Ghana – Mr. E. Lartey

    And What About Religion? – Rev. Professor C.G. Baeta

    Politics and Education – Mr. Geoffrey H.C. Bing

    Biochemistry in Hungary – Professor Bruno F. Straub

    Progress of Science in Uzbekistan – Dr. Ubai Arifovich Arifov

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  • Proceedings of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (Volume IX, 1971)

    Proceedings, 1971.


    Address by Hon. Mr. J. Kwesi Lamptey, Minister of Defence and Acting Prime Minister, on the Eleventh Anniversary Dinner of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences held on 21st November 1970

    Address by Mr Justice Nii Amaa Ollennu, President of the Academy, at the Eleventh Anniversary Dinner of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences held on 21st November 1970

    Institutional Challenges of our Time (4th J.B. Danquah Memorial Lectures) – Kwabena Bentsi-Enchill

    Legal Education and National Development – Nii Amaa Ollennu

    Some Aspects of Religious Change in Africa – C.G. Baeta

    The Role of Mass Communication in the Formation of Public Opinion – C.E. Fiscian

    Radio and T.V. in National Development – K.B. Dickson

    Computers and the Future of Man – N.R. Smith

    The Ghanaian Woman’s Role in Public Life – Gloria Nikoi

    Problems of Social Status and Education for the Ghanaian Woman – Susan de Graft-Johnson

    The Ghanaian Woman’s Responsibilities in the Home – Florence A. Dolphyne

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