Religion, Culture and Language: An Appreciation of the Intellectual Legacy of Dr. J.B. Danquah (The J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture, Series 37)
Lectures delivered by Professor Kwame Bediako, former Rector of the Akrofi-Christaller Institute for Theology, Mission, and Culture. Delivered in February, 2004.
Lecture 1: Danquah’s Insight Regarding the Centrality of Transcendence in Human Thought
Lecture 2: Danquah’s Conception of Culture and Its Place in the Renewal and Enhancement of Society
Lecture 3: Danquah’s Use of Mother Tongue in Intellectual Discourse and Its Relevance in Our Time₵15.00Quick View
Religion, Culture and Language: An Appreciation of the Intellectual Legacy of Dr. J.B. Danquah (The J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture, Series 37)₵15.00
The Adventures of Tintin (French: Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of 24 comic albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé. The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By 2007, a century after Hergé’s birth in 1907, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies, and had been adapted for radio, television, theatre, and film.
The following titles are included in the book set on Booknook:
Tintin in America (1931–1932)
Cigars of the Pharaoh (1932–1934)
The Blue Lotus (1934–1935)
The Broken Ear (1935–1937)
The Black Island (1937–1938)
King Ottokar’s Sceptre (1938–1939)
The Crab with the Golden Claws (1940–1941)
The Shooting Star (1941–1942)
The Secret of the Unicorn (1942–1943)
Red Rackham’s Treasure (1943)
Prisoners of the Sun (1946–1948)
Land of Black Gold (1948–1950)
Destination Moon (1950–1953)
The Calculus Affair (1954–1956)
Tintin in Tibet (1958–1959)
The Castafiore Emerald (1961–1962)
Tintin and the Picaros (1975–1976)
Introducing Mr Pump’s Legacy (Jo, Zette & Jocko) – by the creator of Tintin
Age Range: 7 – 12 years
Who Is Geronimo Stilton?
That’s me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What’s that? You’ve never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that’s a promise!
Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a cheesy mouse from time to time. What can I say? I’m a romantic! That’s why Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. This year I had a date with a very special rodent– Petunia Pretty Paws! But then I got a call from my private investigator friend Hercule Poirat. He had a mystery to solve, and he desperately needed my help. The most beloved, romantic, and famous painting in New Mouse City had been stolen! Now I had to help Hercule AND impress Petunia at the same time. Holey swiss cheese, what was a gentlemouse to do?₵40.00Quick View
A frontline account of how to fight corruption, from Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
In Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has written a primer for those working to root out corruption and disrupt vested interests. Drawing on her experience as Nigeria’s finance minister and that of her team, she describes dangers, pitfalls, and successes in fighting corruption. She provides practical lessons learned and tells how anti-corruption advocates need to equip themselves. Okonjo-Iweala details the numerous ways in which corruption can divert resources away from development, rewarding the unscrupulous and depriving poor people of services.
Okonjo-Iweala discovered just how dangerous fighting corruption could be when her 83-year-old mother was kidnapped in 2012 by forces who objected to some of the government’s efforts at reforms led by Okonjo-Iweala—in particular a crackdown on fraudulent claims for oil subsidy payments, a huge drain on the country’s finances. The kidnappers’ first demand was that Okonjo-Iweala resign from her position on live television and leave the country. Okonjo-Iweala did not resign, her mother escaped, and the program of economic reforms continued.
“Telling my story is risky,” Okonjo-Iweala writes. “But not telling it is also dangerous.”
Her book ultimately leaves us with hope, showing that victories are possible in the fight against corruption.₵125.00Quick View
June 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorial adviser. This narrative, drawing liberally on the correspondence with the authors, concentrates on the adventurous first twenty-five years.
Africa Writes Back: The African Writer’s Series & the Launch of African Literature captures the energy of literary publishing in a new and undefined field. Portraits of the leading characters and the many consultants and readers providing reports and advice to new and established writers make Africa Writes Back a stand-out book. James Currey’s voice and insights are an added bonus.₵35.00Quick View
Age Range: 6 – 11 years
Kofi Opoku is at it again! His mother has been asked to sew a wedding dress, for the daughter of one of the richest women in Botikrom. All seems well, until a dare almost ruins everything! Will Kofi be able to get away with it?₵12.00Quick View
By weaving together an unprecedented amount of material, including Dr. King’s books, articles, essays, personal letters, and unpublished manuscripts, Clayborne Carson (historian, documentarian, and director of the King…₵90.00Quick View
Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That’s the message in Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s new bestseller, Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! Dr. Schuller shows you how to build a positive self-image, no matter what your problem. Whether it’s unemployment, poor health, loneliness, fear or anything else that blocks your success, you can turn your negative into a positive. No matter how tough times get, you have the potential to achieve the best of life. Through Dr. Schuller’s dynamic principles, you can learn:
4 ways to evaluate a new idea
10 commandments of possibility thinking
5 principles for putting problems in a proper perspective
18 principles of leadership
5 phases necessary for the faith to move mountains
5 ways to overcome a ‘brownout’ and prevent a burnout
25 action words to get you started and never let you quit₵55.00Quick View
Lectures delivered by Justice Professor Samuel Kofi Date-Bah. Delivered in February 2008.
This 41st series of the J.B. Danquah Lectures discusses the two sides to the concept of liberty, namely: “liberty from” and “liberty to”. “Liberty from” refers to the right to be free from intrusions from the State and others. “Liberty to” refers to the right of individuals to participate in the processes of government and to share in the political power of their community or State. These lectures explore liberty in both these senses.
Lecture 1: The Law and Liberty
Lecture 2: The Courts, Law and Liberty: Reflections on Illustrative Cases
Lecture 3: Law, Liberty, Social Justice and Development₵15.00Quick View
GHS 10 to deliver within Accra and Tema and GHS 20 to deliver outside Accra and Tema.₵30.00Quick View
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
One sunny afternoon, a hungry honey bee flies around in search of food. When she finally reaches her object, she encounters a bee-eater, who attempts to stop her from enjoying her meal. What happens to the honey bee? What fate awaits the bee-eater?₵12.00Quick View