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.₵40.00₵40.00Quick View
Lulu is a lovely little girl who lives with her granny who can’t afford to buy her new clothes. One day Lulu get’s laughed at by some friends for wearing old clothes. She comes up with a very brilliant idea to get herself a new dress. A very creative one indeed.₵25.00₵25.00Quick View
Age Range: 7 – 12 years
Fly, Eagle, Fly! is a charming and innovative adaptation of a Ghanaian tale attributed to Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey – also known as Aggrey of Africa. With a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.After a stormy night, a farmer searching for his lost calf finds a baby eagle that has been blown out of its nest. He takes it home and raises it with his chickens. But when his friend comes to visit one day, he tells the farmer that an eagle should be flying high in the sky, not scrabbling on the ground for grain. A powerful and uplifting African tale of fulfilment and freedom brought to life by stunning illustrations.
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3 great Ananse stories in 1! And in comic form too!
Your kids will enjoy this as they connect to the stories you loved!
Stories in this Collection
Ananse and the Pot of Beans
Ananse and the Sticky Gum
Ananse and the Magic Cooking Pot₵15.00Quick View
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Kathy Knowles’ retelling of Angela Christian’s Kente for a King describes the journey of Opoku, a weaver from Bonwire, Ghana, and his quest to make the most magnificent kente cloth for his beloved King.
Edmund Opare’s finely detailed illustrations and his ability to capture the magnitude of Opoku’s achievements within a traditional Ghanaian setting are a fitting tribute to Angela Christian’s beautiful story.₵30.00₵30.00Quick View
These amazing tales will preoccupy both children and adult minds, anywhere. The stories are simple, visualising the world through narration. They provide deep insights into human life, with emphasis on the essence of African lifestyle and ways of understanding. Among others, they hold a mirror for readers all over the world to see who we were and who we can become, while thinking of who we are.
Written in straightforward and engaging language, the author weaves the stones out of the cultural fabric woven by the ancestors with authenticity. To make it easy rooting for readers across ages, these remarkable narratives are beautifully and colourfully illustrated, adding an intricate layer to the material.
“Each tale entertains and creates a context for creative and innovative learning. The collection is therefore highly recommended for enjoyment and study by everyone – thinkers, political scientists, writers, theologians, sociologists and anyone who appreciates the African way of life”. – Dr. K. B. Maison (Nana Kobena Nketsia V)₵15.00Quick View
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist
One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.
Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.
A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother – a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.
Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.₵60.00Quick View
Introduce your children to the Ghana story again in this beautifully-narrated tale with pictures, published to celebrate Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary. Allow yourself and your children to travel through time…
Grandma Goody’s Story: From Gold Coast to Ghana. A book in which Grandma Goody makes Ghana’s history alive to children with witty stories of her experiences and many captivating photos.₵25.00Quick View
This book is about a little girl and her sneaky side kick. It is a first of a series and each book ends with a continuation into the next edition. It teaches kids about sharing, communication and volunteering.₵20.00Quick View