Fly, Eagle Fly!

Age Range: 7 – 12 years

Fly, Eagle, Fly! is a charming and innovative adaptation of a Ghanaian tale attributed to Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey – also known as Aggrey of Africa. With a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

After a stormy night, a farmer searching for his lost calf finds a baby eagle that has been blown out of its nest. He takes it home and raises it with his chickens. But when his friend comes to visit one day, he tells the farmer that an eagle should be flying high in the sky, not scrabbling on the ground for grain. A powerful and uplifting African tale of fulfilment and freedom brought to life by stunning illustrations.
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An Outline of Asante History: Part 2 (Second Edition)

The Asante nation led by Kings, Queen Mothers, Chiefs, Sub-chiefs and Elders after defeating their tyrannical and callous overlords had finally settled in the middle belt of the country through perilous wars and migration. The settlement which boasts of fertile lands, precious minerals like gold, among other rich natural resources followed a unique glamorous and colourful historical antecedents dating as far back as AD 1695. The historical facts of the Asante nation has over six decades been encapsulated in variegated findings by several historians and writers leaving readers and the present generation in a glimmer of doubt about the true history of the Asante nation and its states.
Motivated by this backdrop, the author through a two – decade of research into the true history of the Asante nation and its states coupled with his long years of work experience as a curator in the Manhyia Palace Museum has produced this book for present and future generations. This book titled: ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 2’ which is the continuation of ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 1’by the same author tells the true history of the Asante nation and its states bereft of confusion.
The novelty of this book ‘An Outline of Asante History Part 2 Volume 2’ is portrayed in an innovative way in which the true history of the Asante nation and its states has been presented which is slightly different from the author’s previous volumes and that of other writers. The first part which covers three chapters gives an invaluable account on how their ancestors orchestrated their migration southwards and the sacrifices their Kings made to the extent of offering their own lives as sacrifice in their quest for victory, freedom and unity. This part also consists of the past and the present Asante’s Kings and Queen Mothers ( 1695 – 2016 ), their achievements and the wars fought in order to unite as a nation. All the paramount chiefs of the Asante nation owe
allegiance to his majesty the Asantehene who is the supreme King of the nation and occupies the Golden Stool in the Manhyia Palace. In that apart, some of the Palace Functionaries have been presented in this part as well as their duties and their line of inheritance.

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They Came From Ghana: The Two Worlds of Kwame and Kwabena Boaten

In this historical novel of 19th century Gold Coast, two young Ashanti boys are introduced to the unfamiliar but fascinating world of the white man. Kwame and Kwabena Boaten are eager to learn the ways of their mentors, Tedlie and Bowdich, to become doctor and administrator respectively so they can come back and help their own people. Despite the curtailment of their government sponsorship in London, they get benefactors to help them continue their education. They however have to contend with racism and bullying from Hardwick as well as inordinate hatred from Dupuis, Under-Secretary and later His majesty’s Envoy to the Guinea Coast (whose machinations dog them all their lives). How do they survive? Kwabena reminds Kwame, ‘If they attack us – we can bear rough handling. [But] they cannot break our spirit; we are Ashanti remember; and afterwards we shall carefully plan our revenge.’ Do they succeed in the face of all the odds?

Noel Smith effortlessly weaves a brilliant tale of sheer determination, ambition, intrigue, love and altruism, through the treacherous terrain of the slave trade, missionary activities and disease ridden expeditions, and historical insight.

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Around Ghana: Mmo Ne Yɔ Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (Souvenir Issue, 1999)

A collector’s item. A souvenir issue of the popular Around Ghana Magazine, to commemorate the installation of the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Published in 1999. With some memorable pictures of Barima Kwaku Dua (before and when he became Asantehene) and key Asante relics and symbols.

Contents

Front piece

The Making of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Life and Times of Barima Kwaku Dua

A Bird’s Eye View of Modern Asante

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Abla Poku – La Reine Baoulé (Hardcover)

Age Range: 7 – 10 years

Ce livre illustré d’enfants illustre l’histoire d’Abena Poku. Il était une fois, un royaume puissant dans la partie centrale de l’ancien Ghana connu sous le nom de Royaume d’Asante. Il avait un roi puissant connu sous le nom Otumfuo Osei Tutu I, l’Asantehene. Osei Tutu J’ai eu une nièce appelée Abena Poku. Après quelques troubles Abena Poku et son peuple s’installèrent dans la région entre les rivières Comoe et Bandama dans la partie orientale de la Côte d’Ivoire et fondèrent un royaume avec Abena Poku comme première reine. Son royaume est devenu le royaume de Baoulé. Abena Poku a ainsi fondé une dynastie qui a survécu à ce jour.

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Ashanti Law and Constitution (Hardcover)

This volume, the third of Rattray’s three major studies of the Ashanti, traces the development of legal, political, and judicial institutions from their origin in the simple family group under a house-father to their present-day function in the territorial divisions under a paramount chief. Detailed data are provided for the divisions of Asumegya, Bekwai, Juaben, Kokofu, Kumawu, Mampon, and Nsuta, and relationships between the divisions and the central state are indicated. Specific legal norms, including definitions of ‘household’ as opposed to ‘tribal’ offenses, property law, trial procedure, and sanctions are discussed in the latter part of this volume.

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It Happened in Ghana: A Historical Romance 1824-1971

It Happened in Ghana carries a positive message. Conceived as a literary work, it demonstrates that racial prejudice based on skin colour is not a pervasive and unalterable human condition.

The principal characters who are both Black and White are embroiled in various encounters, notably wars, slave trade, colonialism and post colonial reconstruction. Regardless of their skin colour and cultural differences, they make friends or fall in love secretly during these encounters. When they are forced to part company by the cessation of hostilities or whatever brought them together, they serve in various capacities in new locations outside their original places of domicile. They are accepted or integrated into existing social structures because of the warmth oftheir personalities and the manner in which they are able to adjust themselves to the pressures and challenges of new environments.

Changes in the circumstances of the principal characters or their descendants enable them not only to restore broken relationships but also to identify themselves with the cause of freedom and justice or to reconnect in various ways with the development aspirations of Ghana where it all started.

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