• A Dinner Date with the Mad Duck

    Can a conversation make the difference between a life gone one way and not another? It can when it’s an extraordinary series of discussions between people who are open to clearly looking at their lives and how to take them to the deepest levels, no matter the hardships.
    A Dinner Date with The Mad Duck is the record of an intense, probing and ultimately life-transforming conversation between two people over an extended period of time.
  • A Place of Beautiful Nonsense

    The Imported Ghanaian, after much hair tearing out, bashing her head against the cultural walls that keep shifting, got with the plan and figured out the survivors guide for those who want to stay. Not for the faint hearted, as usual she does it with much humour and a dab of acid.
  • 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.

  • A Sense of Savannah: Tales of a Friendly Walk through Northern Ghana

    Caution: For fear of emitting loud, embarrassing laughs, do not read this book in public.

    When Kofi Akpabli was posted to the northern border town of Paga to do his national service, he thought it was just going to be another ‘national suffering’. But when he encountered love at first sight with the landscape and the people, he was soon to realise that something close to destiny tied him to the place.

    The author was welcomed to a world refreshingly different from the back streets of Accra and Cape Coast. He discovered the smell of dawadawa, the taste of pito and the mystery of border towns. Over a period of seven years, Kofi criss-crossed the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern Regions.

    His real life adventures have been published in a cross-section of Ghanaian newspapers. By popular request, here comes A Sense of Savannah, a witty collection of travel tales that best express the character of Ghana’s savannah setting. While the entertaining narratives are guaranteed to interest a wide range of readers, what makes A Sense of Savannah worth reading is how the author generously dishes out well-researched facts and humour in equal measure.

    As story after story shows, Kofi is always on the road:

    – In Wa, he is ‘arrested’ and forced to drink beer without end on a Sunday morning

    – In Bolgatanga, his well-shirted body gets sprayed with goat urine from the top of a bus

    – In Tamale, during curfew hours and against the background of Wangara music, he spends the night on hard, cold asphalt

    – And on a busy market day in Navrongo, he is told, ‘you have no conscience!’

    Relax, grab a seat and let A Sense of Savannah drive you through the rather interesting northern half of Ghana.

     

  • Abrokyire Nkomo

    For many Africans, the dream of travelling to Europe or America represents a burning lifetime ambition that they would do anything (well, almost) to achieve. So what is it really like out there? What is the story behind the rosy images of the west that are beamed to Africa on television, in movies and in the glossy magazines? What is the reality behind the grim stories we hear at times from our friends and relatives abroad? Just how hard, or easy, is it out there? This book is a collection of a number of articles written by the author and seeks to address these issues. Written in a conversational style, it is an attempt to provide an interesting, witty, yet serious insight into the good, the bad and the ugly sides of life abroad, and raises several issues that should engage the attention of the contemporary African whether at home or abroad.

    Abrokyire Nkomo

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  • Adaku at the Homowo Festival

    Age Range: 7 – 12 years

    Twelve year old Adaku lives in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Her father is always telling his children stories about their tribe, the Gas. He believes that a person must know his roots.

    During the school vacation, Adaku travels to the Greater Accra Region to spend the holidays with her grandparents in a large fishing village near Accra.

    She arrives just before the Homowo festival of the Ga people, and is plunged into various strange and interesting activities.

    Join Adaku as she learns about the history of her people and the Homowo festival.

  • Adventures of The Mad Duck: My Journey through 73 Countries – Part 1

    Have you ever been chased by an elephant? Or suspected of being a drug dealer and searched like one? What about having to sleep by the roadside in an obscure location in a foreign country? I’ve been through all of this and more.

    Since 2007, I’ve been working hard to make my dream of visiting every country in the world come true. From Canada to Finland, Djibouti to New Zealand, and Montenegro to Zambia. I’ve criss-crossed Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Australasia, by train, bus, plane and motorbike. My descriptions and experiences of the seventy plus nations I’ve visited (so far) are fascinating, and enlightening, as well as humorous and at times shocking.

    If you’ve picked up this book, you’re probably interested in adventure, travel, and the lessons that can be learned when someone is is living on the edge, passionate, determined, and defying the status quo. This book will enlighten, entertain, make you squirm, make your heart race faster, and possibly make you wonder what I am made of – steel perhaps. This book most importantly, will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and live your life to the fullest.

  • Adventures of The Mad Duck: My Journey through 73 Countries – Part 2

    Have you ever been chased by an elephant? Or suspected of being a drug dealer and searched like one? What about having to sleep by the roadside in an obscure location in a foreign country? I’ve been through all of this and more.

    Since 2007, I’ve been working hard to make my dream of visiting every country in the world come true. From Canada to Finland, Djibouti to New Zealand, and Montenegro to Zambia. I’ve criss-crossed Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Australasia, by train, bus, plane and motorbike. My descriptions and experiences of the seventy plus nations I’ve visited (so far) are fascinating, and enlightening, as well as humorous and at times shocking.

    If you’ve picked up this book, you’re probably interested in adventure, travel, and the lessons that can be learned when someone is is living on the edge, passionate, determined, and defying the status quo. This book will enlighten, entertain, make you squirm, make your heart race faster, and possibly make you wonder what I am made of – steel perhaps. This book most importantly, will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and live your life to the fullest.

  • Adventures of The Mad Duck: My Journey Through 73 Countries (Young Reader) – Volume 1

    Have you ever been chased by an elephant? Or suspected of being a drug dealer and searched like one? What about having to sleep by the roadside in an obscure location in a foreign country? I’ve been through all of this and more.

    Since 2007, I’ve been working hard to make my dream of visiting every country in the world come true. From Canada to Finland, Djibouti to New Zealand, and Montenegro to Zambia. I’ve criss-crossed Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Australasia, by train, bus, plane and motorbike. My descriptions and experiences of the seventy plus nations I’ve visited (so far) are fascinating, and enlightening, as well as humorous and at times shocking.

    If you’ve picked up this book, you’re probably interested in adventure, travel, and the lessons that can be learned when someone is is living on the edge, passionate, determined, and defying the status quo. This book will enlighten, entertain, make you squirm, make your heart race faster, and possibly make you wonder what I am made of – steel perhaps. This book most importantly, will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and live your life to the fullest.

  • Adventures of The Mad Duck: My Journey Through 73 Countries (Young Reader) – Volume 2

    Have you ever been chased by an elephant? Or suspected of being a drug dealer and searched like one? What about having to sleep by the roadside in an obscure location in a foreign country? I’ve been through all of this and more.

    Since 2007, I’ve been working hard to make my dream of visiting every country in the world come true. From Canada to Finland, Djibouti to New Zealand, and Montenegro to Zambia. I’ve criss-crossed Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Australasia, by train, bus, plane and motorbike. My descriptions and experiences of the seventy plus nations I’ve visited (so far) are fascinating, and enlightening, as well as humorous and at times shocking.

    If you’ve picked up this book, you’re probably interested in adventure, travel, and the lessons that can be learned when someone is is living on the edge, passionate, determined, and defying the status quo. This book will enlighten, entertain, make you squirm, make your heart race faster, and possibly make you wonder what I am made of – steel perhaps. This book most importantly, will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and live your life to the fullest.

  • Adventures of The Mad Duck: My Journey Through 73 Countries (Young Reader) – Volume 3

    Have you ever been chased by an elephant? Or suspected of being a drug dealer and searched like one? What about having to sleep by the roadside in an obscure location in a foreign country? I’ve been through all of this and more.

    Since 2007, I’ve been working hard to make my dream of visiting every country in the world come true. From Canada to Finland, Djibouti to New Zealand, and Montenegro to Zambia. I’ve criss-crossed Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, and Australasia, by train, bus, plane and motorbike. My descriptions and experiences of the seventy plus nations I’ve visited (so far) are fascinating, and enlightening, as well as humorous and at times shocking.

    If you’ve picked up this book, you’re probably interested in adventure, travel, and the lessons that can be learned when someone is is living on the edge, passionate, determined, and defying the status quo. This book will enlighten, entertain, make you squirm, make your heart race faster, and possibly make you wonder what I am made of – steel perhaps. This book most importantly, will inspire you to take the bull by the horns and live your life to the fullest.

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