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  • A Harvest of Our Dreams: With Elegy for the Revolution

    First published in 1984, this is a collection of poems by the award-winning poet and Professor of English Literature.

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  • The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

    The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time

    Sebastian Mallaby’s magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan’s story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years–and the presidency from Reagan to George W. Bush–in a whole new light. As the most influential economic statesman of his age, Greenspan spent a lifetime grappling with a momentous shift: the transformation of finance from the fixed and regulated system of the post-war era to the free-for-all of the past quarter century. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill.

    Greenspan’s life is a quintessential American success story: raised by a single mother in the Jewish émigré community of Washington Heights, he was a math prodigy who found a niche as a stats-crunching consultant. A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. This led to a perch on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and then to a dazzling array of business and government roles, from which the path to the Fed was relatively clear. A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed’s creation a historic mistake, Mallaby shows how Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power. In his analysis, and in his core mission of keeping inflation in check, he was a maestro indeed, and hailed as such. At his retirement in 2006, he was lauded as the age’s necessary man, the veritable God in the machine, the global economy’s avatar. His memoirs sold for record sums to publishers around the world.

    But then came 2008. Mallaby’s story lands with both feet on the great crash which did so much to damage Alan Greenspan’s reputation. Mallaby argues that the conventional wisdom is off base: Greenspan wasn’t a naïve ideologue who believed greater regulation was unnecessary. He had pressed for greater regulation of some key areas of finance over the years, and had gotten nowhere. To argue that he didn’t know the risks in irrational markets is to miss the point. He knew more than almost anyone; the question is why he didn’t act, and whether anyone else could or would have. A close reading of Greenspan’s life provides fascinating answers to these questions, answers whose lessons we would do well to heed. Because perhaps Mallaby’s greatest lesson is that economic statesmanship, like political statesmanship, is the art of the possible. The Man Who Knew is a searching reckoning with what exactly comprised the art, and the possible, in the career of Alan Greenspan.

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  • When the Cock Crows – Poems for Children

    These short poems are suitable for introducing young children to poetry.

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  • Rhymes for a Dance – Poems for Children

    Winner of 1st Prize, Ghana Association of Writers (GAW), Poetry Book for Children

    These short poems are suitable for introducing young children to poetry.

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  • Rhymes with Animals 1 – Poems for Children

    These short poems are suitable for introducing young children to poetry.

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  • A Soothing Song – Poems for Children

    These short poems are suitable for introducing young children to poetry.

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  • The Makings of You

    Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ début collection encompasses the story of a triangular trade in reverse – a family history that goes from the Caribbean back to Sierra Leone, and in his own life from London to Ghana, and back again.

    His gift as a poet is for the most rewarding kind of story-telling, including those stories told with wit and an engaging ambivalence about himself. His narratives move unerringly to a perfect punch-line, but in the collection as a whole there is a refreshing lack of complacency in his willingness to move out of his comfort zone and explore areas of imaginative fantasy, as in his “Ballast” series, a tour de force of defamiliarisation, where he imagines how the slave trade would have gone had its mode of transport been the hot air balloon, rather than the slave ship.

    There is much humour, but it comes from a family tradition of knowing that “our jokes weren’t really funny, they were just sad/ stories we learned to laugh at”. Like all poets with a largeness of heart, with no embarrassment about embracing the deepest feelings, Parkes has an especial sensitivity to the promise and acute sensitivities of childhood, both his own and others.There is much humour, but it comes from a family tradition of knowing that “our jokes weren’t really funny, they were just sad/ stories we learned to laugh at”. Like all poets with a largeness of heart, with no embarrassment about embracing the deepest feelings, Parkes has an especial sensitivity to the promise and acute sensitivities of childhood, both his own and others.

    Nii Ayikwei Parkes’s poem Barter from The Makings of You (Peepal Tree) is featured on tube train posters throughout London as part of the fantastic ‘Poems on the Underground’, celebrating 150 Years of the London Underground.

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  • Me, My Thoughts & I

    “Welcome to the wonderful world of what’s inside my head.”
    Me, My Thoughts & I is a collection of poems and random thoughts which gives an insight into Liz Kamille’s feelings and opinions on a range of different topics. It gives a little inspiration here, a little motivation there, and also aims to show that we all go through some similar things!
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  • Mandela The Spear and Other Poems (Pre-order)

    **Available from mid February 2019**

    Neither the poems, nor Okai himself, need my voice – the poet has long established himself as one of the towering figures in the field of modern African poetry in English.

    Readers will find that all the familiar elements of the Okai signature are present – the declamatory posture of the poet – persona; the tactical deployment of assonances, the mobilization of memory; and remembrance; the constant mingling of customary codes and the violent conjoining of names from diverse epochs – all these and more are patently in evidence here.

    It is this burning desire to celebrate the black experience and culture through the iconic figures who symbolize our struggles and triumphs, that governs the collection. We encounter names like Mandela, Cabral, Lumumba, Nkrumah.

    — Femi Osofisan – Ibadan, Nigeria.

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  • Poems and Rhymes for African Children

    For over half a century in the Ghanaian educational system, poetry at the primary level has never been revised. The poems and rhymes that our parents recited whilst in school are the same poems we also recited (Fox Fox Fox, Mary Had A Little Lamb etc). Unfortunately most of these poems have no African settings and our children do not understand them.

    Poems and Rhymes for African Children has been written to extol the virtues and values of the African and make children identify themselves with what they read. It covers almost every area in life such as culture, education, safety and sanitation.

    The literary devices of rhyme and rhythm make it easier to sing some of these poems as songs. You and your child will have fun reading this book together!

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  • HAIKU Rhapsodies (Verses from Ghana)

    Haiku as a genre is less known on the Ghanaian literary landscape. Against this background, the publication of Haiku Rhapsodies (verses from Ghana) by Celestine Nudanu is very timely and historic. Haiku Rhapsodies explores a field where no Ghanaian poet has ever published in hard print. Hence Celestine Nudanu’s work distinguishes her as a trailblazer among her contemporaries. And, most notably, Haiku Rhapsodies comes in at the opportune time to answer the world call for Haiku to be added to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    Haiku Rhapsodies is a finely structured book arranged under the following themes; Afriku, Nature, Haiku My Heart, the Divine and Death. Through these themes, Celestine Nudanu succeeds in transporting the reader into her world by creating animated, serene and yet powerful scenes. At the same time, the poet draws the reader into the complex yet fascinating phenomena of what life is all about; Love, Death, Spirituality and Life itself. The beauty lies in her skill of brevity as a haiku poet. She writes with elegance, using few words which like magic are enchanting, leaving the reader exhilarated and wanting more.

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  • GOAT – Poetry Album (Audio CD)

    Tracks in this album:

    1. Sun & Son( prod. by BeKofi)
    2. N.E.R.D ( prod. by Jayphano)
    3. True Friend ( prod. by KayNie)
    4. My CV of Sin ( prod. by BeKofi)
    5. G.O.A.T ( prod. by George Sedzro)
    6. M’asem (My Story) ft MoQid (prod. by Snares Beat)
    7. Letter To My Unsung Music Heroes (prod. by KayNie)
    8. Amasaah Boateng ( prod. by Bonnie × Mix Master Garzy)
    9. Asamando Nkratoc(Letter from the Grave)(prod.by Mo Studios)
    10. Rolls Royce Phantom ( prod. by Mizter Okyere)
    11. Letter to the Church(prod. by ODB)
    12. Tie Me (Prayer of the sick)( prod. by Nii Soul)
    13. Passion Of The Christ(prod.by ODB)
    14. Polite & Ethical Parties (prod. by BeKofi)
    15. Rhyming Rants (prod. by George Sedzro)
    16. Valerie’s Handbag (prod. by Selorm)
    17. Made in Ghana (prod. by ODB)
    18. Ntamkese3 ( prod. by Jayphano)
    19. L.R.M.U ( prod. by Mizter Okyere)
    20. I Am Music ( prod. by Nii Soul)
    21. When I Was A Child (prod. by Bonny)
    22. Made in Ghana (instrumentals)

     

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