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Ghana, a former colony of Great Britain, made history on March 6, 1957, when it became the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain its independence. There have been many accounts of the story of Ghana’s independence by scholars, protagonists and observers alike. In this book, the author revisits the story and in a year by year account from 1947 to 1957 when the first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah, declared Ghana’s independence, highlighting some of the key events that drove the struggle.
The book also examines in detail the role played by individuals whose names have come to be associated with the struggle as an attempt to settle the old question of individuals in political change with Ghana as the case study.
It is written with the perspective of a journalist and historian.₵80.00
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A is for Accra is a beautifully-illustrated journey around Ghana from A to Z, and it rhymes! Younger children will recognise the letters in the book and have fun identifying items they know in each illustration. Older children learn about Ghana and the world around them.
There’s a glossary in the back for parents to learn more and share with their kids about the places, foods and people in the book.₵30.00₵30.00
Age Range: 8 years and aboveJust like other girls in her village, Aba is sent to the big city to work as a maid, equipped with just basic literacy skills. Though overworked and sometimes maltreated, she goes about her duties without complaint. Can any good come out from her ordeal?₵15.00₵15.00
Africa Must Unite best describes what Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah stood for.
The mission he began over half a century ago remains uncompleted and the task of this generation is to make the dream of African unity come alive and realise our full potential as the African nation that would be embracing all peoples of African ancestry.
Nkrumah called for the political and economic unification of African states as the most effective way to achieve economic and socio-cultural emancipation and regain full sovereignty over our land and resources.
The thesis of Africa Unite remains unassilable, giving hope to about 1.5 billion Africans all over the world who aspire for a better life in a more humane world.
Africa Must Unite!₵50.00₵50.00
In African Dance in Ghana: Contemporary Transformations, Professor Francis Nii-Yartey tells the story of the development of dance – both traditional and contemporary – since Ghana’s independence. The book charts the people and events that influenced new forms of dance and their impact on art, culture and national identity. The dances that emerge combine centuries-old tradition with a yearning for original expression and innovation.
Nii-Yartey is uniquely equipped to tell the story, having been directly involved through his directorship of the Department of Dance at the University of Ghana and his involvement in establishing the Ghana Dance Ensemble and the Noyam African Dance Institute.
The second part of the book gives detailed choreographic instructions for 18 dance pieces, most of which were written, choreographed and directed by the author. They form an invaluable legacy to his career.₵40.00
Age Range: 6 – 8 years
The Red Oak Young Readers’ Series features engaging stories with captivating illustrations that appeals to even the most reluctant young readers. This Series is designed to enhance the creative abilities of children by stimulating their imagination. Using very simple and lively language, the Series builds the confidence of beginner readers and motivates them to develop their vocabulary. Parents of children in kindergarten will find that their children will ask for the stories in this series to be read to them over and again.₵15.00
Ahead of the Game shines a light on the financial and economic history of Ghana as encountered by one man – Afare Donkor – and the intricacies that have come to characterise the political and corporate world of Ghana.
As a pathfinder in Ghana’s modern day financial services, Afare Donkor’s exploits have spanned decades of dedication and commitment to a specific course, leading to reformation and development in the sector.
His adventures have come to represent a giant leap in the country’s financial history and established him as a man undimmed in the silver sunshine of Ghanaian admiration.
“In a carefully orchestrated delivery, written in an engaging, humorous and concise style, Ebenezer Amankwah has produced a great insight into the myriad of issues that one might face when treading along the path to success and achievement.” ~ Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (in the foreword)₵120.00
“This is a gem of a book that every library must have.” — Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell SVD, Parish Priest, Christ the King Parish
“Kofi Adu Labi has established himself as a gift raconteur giving perspective, ambiance and insight into a potpourri of events, occasions and personalities.” — Andrew Kwabena Asamoah, Former Director and Special Advisor, WHO, Geneva; and Executive Chairman, A&C Development Co. Ltd“Kofi Adu Labi has arguably become the ‘peerless chronicler’ of Ghanaian lives and events. In All Things Bright and Beautiful, he reprises this role. In short, ‘don’t walk, run’ to get your copy and share in the ‘joy of reading’ with Kofi.” — Professor Victor Essien, Retired Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, New York.₵30.00
Age Range: 6 – 10 years
On a cold rainy night, Ama goes to bed eager for a goodnight’s sleep. That night she enters and roams new lands with her best friend Dakoa. Ama and Dakoa are amazed by what exists in the land of dreams. They meet an old woman who changes their life forever. Would you like to come along with Ama to this wonderful happy place? If only you’d close your eyes, you’ll find that there is magic all around us.₵15.00₵15.00
Ama is the only daughter and the youngest child among the three children of Mr. and Mrs. Henkel. Mr. Henkel was a young German serviceman sent to Togoland with other senior army officers to help consolidate and administer this territory on behalf of Germany. Ama was born long after the defeat of Germany in World War 1.
The defeat not only dealt a heavy blow to Germany and her territorial ambitions in Africa but its ripples, like an earth tremor, were also felt in the Henkel’s’ family. In An Angel without the Aura, Ama braves her way through the labyrinth of experiences in the crucible of life, under close parental care and guidance, her own goal-setting, faith in God and perseverance to achieve her ultimate goal.₵30.00₵30.00
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Age Range: 3 – 10 years
For many years, Ananse has used his quick wit and cleverness to pull silly pranks on his friends and neighbours but when he meets Anoa the Queen Bee, all that changes. He finally learns how to put his cleverness to good use.₵35.00₵35.00Rated 5.00 out of 501