• 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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.

    Books in this set (5 books – may vary due to availability of titles)

    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

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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.

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    Ananse and His Red Piggy Bank

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  • A is for Accra

    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.

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    A is for Accra

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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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    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 Corrupt Elites – Anatomy of Power and Wealth in Ghana

    The Corrupt Elites is a simple and straight-forward narrative which explains the incidence of corruption in Ghana within successive historical epochs. The book argues that the Ghanaian state is sustained by a network of exclusive institutions built by the elites to facilitate the plunder of the nation’s wealth. This is because the elites are economically and politically weak to create wealth for themselves. The creation of exclusive institutions to facilitate corruption intensified from one historical epoch to another; it became a national scourge especially from the 1990s with devastating social consequences.

    The book supports this narrative about corruption with concrete and credible illustrations.

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    The Matriarch’s Verse

    I am a mongrel; a mixed breed of Ga, Ewe, Akuapem, English, Middle-Eastern and American cultures; I am a Third Culture Kid.

    Apiorkor’s socio-cultural experiences are interesting and might appear to be unique. But the truth is that there are several other Ghanaians who are secret sharers of her life. Such people lack access to platforms that would allow them to tell their collective story, so that their societies and communities can re-think all of the things that affect them.

    Happily, Apiorkor is an artist over matter and over emotions. She possesses a mastery over words and over the essences of life. Many Ghanaian men, women and children are like her.

    And her voice represents their voices.

    In this sensational collection, The Matriarch seeks to celebrate, shock, tickle, challenge and highlight our Ghanaian-ness in the 21st Century. The author peppers our imagination with the following:

    What does it mean to be Ghanaian?

    How have we progressed?

    Why do we stand for the things we stand for?

    Who really is the modern Ghanaian woman?

    Where is the global place for the urban Ghanaian space?

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