My First Coup D'Etat chronicles the coming-of-age of John Dramani Mahama (former President of Ghana) in Ghana during the dismal post-independence 'lost decades' of Africa. He was seven years old when rumours of a coup reached his boarding school in Accra. His father, a minister of state, was suddenly missing, then imprisoned for more than a year.
My First Coup D'Etat offers a look at the country that has long been considered Africa's success story. This is a one-of-a-kind book: Mahama's is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his stories work on many levels – as fables, as history, as cultural and political analysis, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who, unbeknownst to him or anyone else, would grow up to be vice president of his nation. Though non-fiction, these are stories that rise above their specific settings and transport the reader – much like the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Nadine Gordimer – into a world all their own, one which straddles a time lost and explores the universal human emotions of love, fear, faith, despair, loss, longing, and hope despite all else.
An important literary debut from the then Vice President of Ghana, a fable-like memoir that offers a shimmering microcosm of post-colonial Africa.
'A much welcome work of immense relevance.' ~ Chinua Achebe₵60.00Quick View
Authorised Biography (Volume 1: Childhood to Advertising Career)
“Jake was very professional in his field of Public Relations and Advertising. He conveyed serious matters with a relaxed mien and charm, was affable and had a great sense of humour; he was a good man.” ~ H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President, Republic of Ghana
“This man, who doubled the ubiquitous plastic chair to cope with his weight, detested violence. But then, of course, he believed he could charm everybody over his point of view with the sheer force of his personality. This, after all, is the man who convinced the whole of Ghana that there was something magical and special about Key soap.” ~ Elizabeth Ohene, Journalist and former Minister of State for Tertiary Education₵25.00Quick View
The full set of Nana Awere Damoah's 7 books is available now, including the soon-to-launched new book Quotes by NAD. Autographed.
Get the 7 books together for GHS 250 including free delivery across Ghana.
Books in this set
Excursions in My Mind
Through the Gates of Thought
Tales from Different Tails
I Speak of Ghana
Quotes by NAD
John Maxwell, America’s #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell’s life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.
Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them–the best of the best–including . . .
What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?
– How do I get started in leadership?
– How do I motivate an unmotivated person?
– How can I succeed working under poor leadership?
– When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position?
– How do you move people into your inner circle?
No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.₵50.00Quick View
New York Times best-selling author Dr. John C. Maxwell has a message for you, and for today’s corporate culture fixated on talent above all else: TALENT IS NEVER ENOUGH.
People everywhere are proving him right. Read the headlines, watch the highlights, or just step out your front door: Some talented people reach their full potential, while others self-destruct or remain trapped in mediocrity. What makes the difference? Maxwell, the go-to guru for business professionals across the globe, insists that the choices people make-not merely the skills they inherit-propel them onto greatness. Among other truths, successful people know that:
– Belief lifts your talent.
– Initiative activates your talent.
– Focus directs your talent.
– Preparation positions your talent.
– Practice sharpens your talent.
– Perseverance sustains your talent.
– Character protects your talent. . . . and more!!
It’s what you add to your talent that makes the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares thirteen attributes you need to maximize your potential and live the life of your dreams.
You can have talent alone and fall short of your potential. Or you can have talent plus, and really stand out.₵60.00Quick View
At the heart of John C. Maxwell’s brilliant and inspiring book is a simple premise: To do well in life, we must first think well. But can we actually learn new mental habits? Thinking for a Change answers that with a resounding “yes” and shows how changing your thinking can indeed change your life.
Drawing on the words and deeds of many of the world’s greatest leaders and using interactive quizzes, this empowering book helps you assess your thinking style, guides you to new ones, and step by step teaches you the secrets of:
Big-Picture Thinking – seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas.
Focused Thinking – removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential.
Creative Thinking – stepping out of the “box” and making breakthroughs.
Shared Thinking – working with others to compound results.
Reflective Thinking – looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future …and much more.
Here America’s most trusted and admired motivational teacher examines the very foundation of success and self-transformation. Illuminating and life-changing, Thinking for a Change is a unique primer not on what to think, but how to best use one of your most precious possessions: your mind.₵60.00Quick View
Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build or rebuild your team?
In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization.
In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how:
– The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn’t even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world.
– The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor.
– Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed.
– Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world’s largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business.
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you?whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer with the “how-tos” and attitudes for building a successful team.₵60.00Quick View
The John Maxwell Company introduces the new Lunch & Learn Facilitator Guide that will help take others through Mentoring 101 during the lunch hour. The Facilitator Guide will help guide great discussion around Mentoring 101, which teaches leaders how to reproduce their success in others. Your team will learn how to unleash the potential of those they lead by adopting the mentoring advice spelled out in this essential book.
This is another great little book packed with wisdom and instruction to add to the successful 101 series from John C. Maxwell, now with sales in excess of 1 million copies.Drawing from many of John Maxwell’s bestsellers, this book explores the timeless principles that have become Dr. Maxwell’s trademark style. In a concise, straightforward voice, Maxwell focuses on essential and time-tested qualities necessary for developing mentoring relationships that make a difference in the lives of your colleagues and the life of your business.₵60.00Quick View
Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group a family, a church, a non-profit, a business and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.
You will learn:
The True Definition of Leader. Leadership is influence.That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.
The Traits of Leadership. Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were born with it. The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.
The Difference Between Management and Leadership. Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.
God has called every believer to influence others, to be salt and light. Developing the Leader Within You will equip you to improve your leadership and inspire others.₵60.00Quick View
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shows anyone how to lead, regardless of their level in any organization.In his nearly thirty years of teaching leadership, John Maxwell has encountered this question again and again: How do I apply leadership principles if I’m not the boss? It’s a valid question that Maxwell answers in The 360 Degree Leader. You don’t have to be the main leader, asserts Maxwell, to make significant impact in your organization. Good leaders are not only capable of leading their followers but are also adept at leading their superiors and their peers. Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges, John Maxwell offers specific principles for Leading Down, Leading Up, and Leading Across.₵60.00Quick View
A leader among leaders, John Maxwell promised himself early in his career that he wouldn’t write this book until he was sixty. And now it’s finally here. Leadership Gold took Maxwell a lifetime to write, and it delivers his most valuable lessons from forty years of leading. With his signature style, Maxwell comes alongside like a mentor, candidly taking readers through what feels like a one-on-one leadership program. Leadership Gold offers the best of the best, the tried-and-true lessons that no one but Maxwell can share.₵60.00Quick View
Harmattan Rain follows three generations of women as they cope with family, love and life. A few years before Ghana’s independence, Lizzie-Achiaa’s lover disappears. Intent on finding him, she runs away from home. Akua Afriyie, Lizzie-Achiaa’s first daughter, strikes out on her own as a single parent in a country rocked by successive coups. Her daughter, Sugri grows up overprotected. She leaves home for university in New York, where she learns that sometimes one can have too much freedom. In the end, the secrets parents keep from their children eventually catch up with them.
Harmattan Rain was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Africa Region.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View