Age Range: 7 – 12 years
Age Range: 7 – 12 years
TRAVEL AND SEE
When siblings Akosua and Kojo, along with their cousin Gifty, discover an antique medallion in a mysterious, abandoned trotro, they suddenly find themselves in an ancient West African kingdom that looks and feels oddly familiar.
The kids have no idea how they ended up in the past, they just know they need to get home before it’s too late.
Join the Trotro Trio on their first adventure as they travel back in time to the reign of King Agorkoli to witness and experience the daring Ewe escape from the walled city of Notsie.
Yayra Amenyo’s life is no longer perfect and these are the reasons why:
1. She killed her father
2. Her mother acts like everything is normal when it isn’t
3. Her boyfriend is on ‘a break’ with her
4. She looks like a freak
5. She’s moved to a town far from anyone she knows
6. She has to repeat Form Two in SHS.
Could her life get any worse? Will she ever get her life to be as perfect as it once was?
What this book is not:
This book is not an instruction manual on how to kiss a girl. If that‛s the reason you picked this book up, please put it down now and move on to your next book.
What this book is:
This book is about how a teenage girl deals with death and dying.
Everyone knows stepmothers are bad, wicked and just plain evil. Buerki Puplampu cannot believe that her widowed father is getting remarried when her mother has not even been dead for long! She just knows that Naadu Nartey is wrong for her father. It isn’t even because Naadu is bigger than a hippo or because she laughs like a cow or has hair on her face and chest like a cavewoman. She just knows. Some people call that feeling intuition, some call it superstition, soem even say it’s a gift. Call it what you want but Buerki’s gut feelings have never failed her. She vows to do everything in her power to save her younger brother and herself from the fate she knows is awaiting them. They will not be maltreated or abused by this new woman. She will make sure of it.
This book was awarded a Burt Award for African Literature, Ghana 2010. The Burt Award for African Literature is a new literary prize that the recognizes excellence in young adult fiction from Africa.
“He continued reading about the different methods of grafting, about how to cut and store and protect scions and what the best time for planting was. The light from the torch began to grow dim. Koku checked the time. It was almost midnight, he had been reading for almost two hours. He had to sleep now or he would never wake up on time in the morning for his lessons. He switched off his torch and turned unto his side still excited. He was dozing off when he heard a sound and sat up. He couldn’t exactly say what it was but heard it. He got out of bed and tiptoed down to the hall. A light glowed dimly from the family room. Was it TV? His parents forbade them from watching late night movies but occasionally he and Sena disobeyed them and sneaked downstairs anyway. But if it was TV how come there was no sound? He stuck his head round the wall. Sena was behind the computer, her fingers pecking at the keyboard quickly. What was she doing? And who was she chatting with?”
In an attempt to flee her past, Dr. Elaine Grant takes up a dental post in the Upper East Region of Ghana and starts a new life. The town of Sandema becomes her home and she grows to love the landscape, its people and an enigmatic busy-haired surgeon.
But the past she tried so hard to forget comes back to haunt her. Will she face it or flee?
As the story progresses, secrets are revealed and a love that lies dormant is awakened in two kindred spirits.