The Wife of the Vice President: My Journey (Hardcover)
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A most inspiring and delightful book exemplified in its simplest form of love for humanity and nature – an awesome journey! — Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD, Parish Priest, Christ the King Catholic Church
This photo book captures the story of the life of Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur. Her passion to support the vulnerable in society, especially women and children, is manifested through her numerous activities in fields of culture, education and health.
Her NGO, Reading for Life, her deep ties with the Ghana Library Association and the setting up of many libraries depict her thirst for knowledge and progress through reading.
Other signposts in this photo book reveal the humanitarian, philanthropic and religious side of Mrs. Amissah-Arthur. Her work with orphanages and homes, social interventions, donations to hospitals and association with several churches through the length and breadth of the country bring everlasting memories to the underprivileged.
This book also captures some softer sides of Mrs. Amissah-Arthur, namely: gardening, flower shows and her relationship with traditional leaders. The compelling and revealing portraits exhibit deep feelings, moods and attitudes.
My Journey carefully blends vivid recollections and memory of a whole life story and, on its own, a great learning experience.
— Perpetua S. Dadzie, PhD, Associate Professor, University Librarian, University of Ghana, Legon
Matilda Amissah-Arthur is a retired professional librarian who has worked with the public library, the Balme Library, University of Ghana and the British Council. She currently runs an NGO, BREAKING THE MYTH.
She has consulted for USAID Ghana, DFID, the Ministry of Education, local and foreign publishers.
As the wife of the former Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, she was very active, promoting literacy, setting up libraries and championing the cause of the disadvantaged and donating hospital supplies to clinics and hospitals throughout the country.
She spends her time writing children's books and working with the bereaved: widows, widowers and their children, to help them find purpose through their pain.