• Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    Ananse Stories are timeless Ghanaian folklore. They contain moral gems which help with character formation. The elderly tell Ananse stories to teach moral virtues to the young ones. They are children’s favourites.

    In Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom, the ubiquitous Ananse sets out to execute one of his cunning schemes and will pay dearly for being such a pain to the whole village. This is the second of a series of Ghanaian folklore retold with the expertise of a master story-teller for Smartline Publishing.

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  • Ananse and the Food Pot

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    Ananse Stories are timeless Ghanaian folklore. They contain moral gems which help with character formation. The elderly tell Ananse stories to teach moral virtues to the young ones. They are children’s favourites.

    In Ananse and the Food Pot, the ubiquitous Ananse sets out to execute one of his cunning schemes and will pay dearly for being such a pain to the whole village. This is the second of a series of Ghanaian folklore retold with the expertise of a master story-teller for Smartline Publishing.

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  • The Bold New Normal: Creating The Africa Where Everyone Prospers

    Have you ever wondered what it will take to transform each African country into a prosperous nation where each citizen has a real opportunity to thrive? Africa’s narrative has been shaped by a vision of the future that remains bleak. A vision that says a little more is okay for the African. It is time to challenge and change our paradigm of what great outcomes look like for an African country.

    It is time for The Bold New Normal of an Africa where citizens of each country genuinely have the opportunity to prosper.

    The formula for sustainable prosperity has been tried and tested world over. Why then do we continue to hope that a different method, that has thus far failed the continent, will create sustainable prosperity?

    The Bold New Normal is a timely publication that coincides with the 400th anniversary of the start of slavery: the year of return. 400 years since the unraveling of African began, it is time to piece her back together and focus forward. It is surely the time for The Bold New Normal!

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  • Is There Not A Cause…To Rant?

    If talking about Ghana is a dice, Ace comes up tops.

    Few lawyers engage the socio-political issues of their day as Ace Ankomah does. Ever since he gifted his voice and pen to the public cause, Ace has dissected, analysed and proffered solutions to national issues with a patriotic joie de vivre. Indeed, it is said that he invests as much effort on his clients’ cases as he does on the national front. Or does he?

    Ace has participated in street demonstrations, has written, has debated, has sung, and has coined phrases which have gained currency in the national conversation. In this no-holds-barred journey through beautifully written essays, one encounters a writer burdened with the frustrations of a boxer whose hands have been held from behind, the frustration of not being able to punch crass illogicality. And so he rants. From constitutional lacunas to the paradox of cocoa, from building permits to the dilemma of akpeteshie, from ethnicity to the degraded texture of Milo…

    Is There Not A Cause…to Rant? is what happens when a stammering, public-spirited private legal practitioner clears his chest about the Ghana he so dearly loves.

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  • Death and Pain: Rawlings’ Ghana – The Inside Story

    “On 30 December 1981, the Ghana Armed Forces held a party at the Ministry of Defence at Burma Camp. The President, Dr. Hilla Limann, had been invited, but because of the security situation in the country he was advised not to attend. Around 3 p.m. the President changed his mind and decided to attend the party. It was not until around midnight that he returned to his official residence at the Castle.

    “Around this time, 10 soldiers, some retired, all other ranks, gathered some two miles to the south of the Camp waiting for grenades and other ammunition from their accomplices at the First Infantry Battalion at Michel Camp, about 20 miles to the East of their position. They never turned up. At about 2 a.m. on 31 December 1981, the small group decided to move. Their objective: to seize the country and form a new government.

    “Leaving the Labadi beach in the neighbourhood of the Teshie Military Range, the handful of coupmakers moved through the bush to the Recce Cookhouse. Among them were C.C. Addae, Matthew Adabuga, Gbofah, Braimah, Alidu Gyiwah, Sammy Amedeka and Allieu. Jerry Rawlings was already in Burma Camp hiding in the room of Adabuga at the Gondar Barracks…”

    Do you want a first-hand account from the murderers of the 3 judges and officer whilst they were in Nsawam Prison waiting to be executed by firing squad? Do you want to see the list of Ghanaians who went ‘missing’ during the Revolution? A relevant piece of Ghana history is in this book.

     

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    Folktale Book Set (5 books)

    Including one comic.

    A client remarked: “Can you believe my girl had never heard of these Ananse stories before [reading the set I bought from you?]”

    Don’t let your children miss this important Ghanaian heritage.

    Get this set for just GHS 65! A discount of GHS 5 when bought together!

    Books in this set (5 books)

    Ananse and the Sticky Gum (comic)
    Ananse and the Squirrel / Ananse’s Justice
    Why The Dog Has a Hollow Stomach
    Ananse and the Food Pot
    Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom

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  • Ananse and His Red Piggy Bank

    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.

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    Jordan and the Dancing Hippo: Rhyming Picture Book for Beginners and Early Readers

    Age Range: 2 – 6 years

    A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book about daring to dream big, and learning to be patient. The story told in rhyme is fun to read aloud, and improves reading skills.

    It’s the night before Jordan’s birthday and he cannot wait to see his birthday presents. He enters a magical world of daydreams where anything he imagines, he becomes. Together with his friends, he has the most fun playing with toys and building the most sophisticated things. He learns an important lesson when he wakes up and his birthday doesn’t quite turn out the way he expected.

    This charming full-spread picture book will help spark a child’s imagination and inspire them to be creative. The book has been written in a simple way for children who are learning to read. Suitable for early readers and preschoolers, the book improves reading skills.

    ​​​​​​​The gorgeous illustrations on every page are truly engaging. The story, told in rhyme, is also fun to read aloud, making it perfect for bedtime. Your child will want to read it over and over again. This book comes from exciting new author Jo Kusi who is a truly gifted story-teller.

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  • The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories

    Age Range: 7 years and above

    Drawing on the rich vein of traditional African stories featuring the spider Ananse, Ghanaian author Adwoa Badoe and Malian illustrator Baba Wagué Diakité bring young readers a marvelously witty and entertaining collection of ten tales about this legendary spider swindler.
    The tales deal with important issues that everyone faces — justice, money, marriage, vanity, self-respect, and more — but couch the heavy lessons in lively folktales. Ananse sometimes succeeds; other times he makes a fool of himself and is ashamed — but never for long. Many elements of these stories can be found in other trickster tales, including those of African origin like the Uncle Remus stories and those of aboriginal American groups like the Native American coyote tales and the jaguar tales of Central and South America.
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  • Dr J.B. Danquah: A Man of Many Parts

    “In all he did or attempted during his life, Dr. Danquah was imbued with a sense of dedication. The richness of his personality and diversity of his interests and accomplishments as a “great scholar, lawyer, poet, politician and parliamentarian will be cherished by posterity. May his example of courage and fortitude be an inspiration to us the living and our offspring!” — Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, 1st President of Nigeria

    Monday, February 4, 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the death of Dr. J.B. Danquah at Nsawam prison in the most inhumane circumstances. On this day, a ‘compilation’ of 120 plus pages will be released to honour him.

    It gives an insight into the very full life of a man who was not only a politician, but also many other things – Student Politician, Lawyer, Author, Newspaper Editor, Legislator, Poet, Friend of the Cocoa Farmer, Chief Letter Writer etc etc.

    And then there are the tributes from people who walked this life with him. Baffour Osei-Akoto, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Pa Willie Ofori-Atta, Joe Appiah and Obafemi Awolowo.

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    Koli and Bosco the Dog: Rescue from the Fire (Hardcover)

    Age Range: 4 – 8 years

    Long ago in the small town of Wiggletown, Bosco “the dog” was the most treasured companion in the whole world to Koli, who will wake up every morning happy to see her beloved friend. Bosco “the dog” was always ready and eager to go out and play. On one of their regular morning walks, Koli and Bosco “the dog” went by a house and saw smoke rising out of the house. They were big, dark, round puffs of smoke coming out of the house. Bosco “the dog” upon seeing these scary dark big puffs started barking wildly to draw attention to them.

    What happens next?

    The first installment in the adventures of Koli and her beloved dog, Bosco tells it all. Will Bosco’s barks help save the lives of the people in the house or will it be too late? Find out in the tale of Koli and Bosco “the Dog”: Rescue from the Fire.

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  • The Kwame Nkrumah Cartoons: A Visual History of the Times

    The first section of this book covers cartoons produced before the 24 February 1966 coup; and the second section covers cartoons produced after the coup. Within these two sections, the individual cartoons themselves are not arranged in any particular order. While dates are important in historical narratives, the aim of this book is to compare and contrast representations of the Ghanaian leader and other aspects of Ghanaian, African and world history during Nkrumah’s last years in power and immediately after his removal from power; to compare and contrast depictions of Nkrumah at the height of his power with depictions of Nkrumah after he was no longer in power. The pre-coup and post-coup periods are presented as distinct but overlapping historical spaces.

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