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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.

    GHS 13.00GHS 15.00

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    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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    Mr Bimpong’s House

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    Who could have built such an imposing mansion? And was it true that behind the high walls lived a scary old man who had no tolerance for children? Oh, the Bimpongs caused such a stir when they moved onto Nim Tree Road!

    Far too often, people let their imaginations run away with them. In Mr. Bempong’s House, Adwoa Badoe encourages children to find things out for themselves rather than swallow hearsay wholesale.

    Follow Kojo through the great steel gates of the ‘White House’ and find out why.

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    Escalator

    Age Range: 6 – 10 years

    “Daddy, what are those?”
    “Those are escalators. They’re much faster than the stairs.”
    “WOW!”

    Meet Opoku, a bold and daring young boy who goes on an adventure on the escalators at the newly-opened Accra Mall. This funny story will definitely leave you entertained.

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  • Lami’s Nightmare

    The life of fourteen-year-old Lami changes when she takes part in a dancing competition organised by the chief of her village. Now her dreams seem to be crumbling before her very eyes, threatened by an impending marriage to a very wealthy man from the next village.

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  • Kenkey For Ewes: And Other Very Short Stories

    **Available from 21 October 2018**

    Like a basket full of coloured beads, like a kente strip of many colours, like a xylophone that produces a thousand vibrant sounds, this collection is made up of stories as varied as the diversity represented in Ghana, from Hohoe to Hamle.

    These stories represent the budding creative spirit of the current generation of young Ghanaian writers. These new voices have become the refreshing perspective from which to consider the Ghanaian narrative in a thousand words. Or less.

    This is an anthology of hope. Never have so many young people captured the stories of our time the way this army of writers have immortalised. But beyond the greatness in the stories, Kenkey for Ewes guarantees one thrilling fact: it is a great time to be a global citizen.

    GHS 45.00
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  • A Saint in Brown Sandals

    Eleven-year old Rabi thinks it would be wonderful to be like her classmate Maybelline – rich, pretty and popular with everyone in school. As her school’s big event on television draws closer, Rabi realises she has only one chance to be a star. Where she will shine best? Will it be if she follows in Maybelline’s dainty footsteps? Or will it be if she dares to run along as herself?

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  • Highlife Time 3

    Highlife is Ghana’s most important modern home grown dance-music that has its roots in traditional music infused with outside influences coming from Europe and the Americas. Although the word ‘highlife’ was not coined until the 1920s, its origins can be traced back to the regimental brass bands, elite-dance orchestras and maritime guitar and accordion groups of the late 19th and very early 20th centuries. Highlife is, therefore, one of Africa’s earliest popular music genres.

    The book traces the origins of highlife music to the present – and include information on palmwine music, adaha brass bands, concert party guitar bands and dance bands, right up to off-shoots such as Afro-rock, Afrobeat, burger highlife, gospel highlife, hiphop highlife (i.e. hiplife) and contemporary highlife.
    The book also includes chapters on the traditional background or roots of highlife, the entrance of women into the Ghanaian highlife profession and the biographies of numerous Ghanaian (and some Nigerian) highlife musicians, composers and producers. It also touches on the way highlife played a role in Ghana’s independence struggle and the country’s quest for a national – and indeed Pan-African – identity.

    The book also provides information on music styles that are related to highlife, or can be treated as cousins of highlife, such as the maringa of Sierra Leone, the early guitar styles of Liberia, the juju music of Nigeria the makossa of the Cameroon/ It also touches on the popular music of Ghana’s Francophone neighbours.

    There is also a section on the Black Diasporic input into highlife, through to the impact of African American and Caribbean popular music styles like calypsos, jazz, soul, reggae, disco, hiphop and rap and dancehall. that have been integrated into the highlife fold. Thus, highlife has not only influenced other African countries but is also an important cultural bridge uniting the peoples of Africa and its Diaspora.

    GHS 130.00

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  • I Speak of Ghana

    It’s a rare person who can be both funny and wise at the same time. Yet that is exactly the way to describe Nana Awere Damoah’s writings in this small but compelling short story collection about contemporary life in Ghana. In it the reader will find Ghanaman in traffic, or Ghanawoman paying the corrupt policeman. Either way, one knows these are the words of a master story teller who handily blurs the lines between laughing so hard it makes one cry, or crying so hard it makes one laugh.

    I Speak of Ghana is an honest journey of deft oration replete with the sounds (from the harmonious to the cacophonic), smells (including the pleasant and unpleasant), sights (from the eye-catching to the embarrassing), frustrations, triumphs and the mundane – everything that makes the Ghanaian experience finds its way into this book. Unlike the typical ranting about Ghanaian situations, Nana performs an insightful examination of the heart of the matter. Dissimilar to empty praise, Nana thoroughly embraces the issues that give us hope as people connected to Ghana. Narrated with humor, the book is Nana’s eloquence at its best.

    GHS 40.00

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  • Suma Went Walking

    English version of 5 books of the same story in English, Ga, Twi, Ewe and French. Suitable for children between 6 and 7 years (class 1 and 2). Great set for children to learn other languages, especially Ghanaian languages.

    Suma is a young girl who goes for a walk in the field and encounters a host of animals. Colourful books with beautiful pictures that teachers children adjectives.

    GHS 15.00
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  • A Gift for Fafa

    Fafa has received the perfect gift for her birthday – a book on butterflies and she is extremely excited. But what happens when her baby sister rips the book up?

    GHS 12.00

    A Gift for Fafa

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  • Unforgettable: Living a Life That Matters

    We all know someday we wouldn’t be here anymore. Not necessarily dying but we won’t be where we are forever. We will move on someday. We might leave our positions for someone to occupy. We might even take the final bow out of life. When that day comes, most of us wouldn’t like to go like the flicker—without a trace. We would like to leave behind something that says “we were here.” We would like to be remembered and somehow, we all would like to be missed.

    In Unforgettable, Nesta Jojoe Erskine walks you through the subtle art of leaving a trace on the grounds that you walk. Drawing on the amazing life stories and lessons of people who have been able to leave their mark, Nesta exposes the forgotten little things in life one has to do to leave a mark on the hearts of people they have dealings with.  In the end, you’ll realize that you don’t have to be Dr. Kwame Nkrumah or Mother Teresa or Martin Luther King Jr. before you can leave a mark.

    Your life, however brief it may be, if it’s lived well, you too can leave your mark and be Unforgettable.

    GHS 30.00
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