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The Ghana Reader

Author : Kwasi Konadu
ISBN : 9780822374961
Genre : Travel
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Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern democracy, the volume's eighty selections emphasize Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations. They also demonstrate that the path to fully understanding Ghana requires acknowledging its ethnic and cultural diversity and listening to its population's varied voices. Readers will encounter selections written by everyone from farmers, traders, and the clergy to intellectuals, politicians, musicians, and foreign travelers. With sources including historical documents, poems, treaties, articles, and fiction, The Ghana Reader conveys the multiple and intersecting histories of Ghana's development as a nation, its key contribution to the formation of the African diaspora, and its increasingly important role in the economy and politics of the twenty-first century.
Category: Travel

The Ghana Reader

Author : Assistant Professor of History Kwasi Konadu
ISBN : 0822359847
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Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, "The Ghana Reader" provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this important West African nation, emphasizing Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations and its ethnic and cultural diversity."
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The Ghana Reader

Author : Assistant Professor of History Kwasi Konadu
ISBN : 0822359928
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Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, "The Ghana Reader" provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this important West African nation, emphasizing Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations and its ethnic and cultural diversity."
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Ghana

Author : Philip Briggs
ISBN : 9781784770341
Genre : Ghana
File Size : 90.30 MB
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Bradt's Ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by Philip Briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to Africa. Catering for all types of visitors, from bar-hoppers to birdwatchers, and covering everything from Ghana's 550km of Atlantic coastline to its remote and sparsely populated northern border, Bradt's Ghana is the most detailed resource for those who want to explore the country's wealth of tropical beaches, national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls. It also includes more than 60 maps and is accompanied by a dedicated updated website run by the author himself. Friendly, safe and inexpensive, Ghana is an ideal destination for first-time visitors to Africa. It is rich in little-visited national parks, forest reserves, cultural sites and scenic waterfalls and blessed with bleached white beaches and the lush rainforest of the Atlantic coastline. Updated throughout, this revised guide includes authoritative history and wildlife sections, accommodation and restaurant recommendations and a wealth of background and practical information. Written by Africa expert Philip Briggs, it provides unrivalled detail and knowledge of this little-visited nation. This edition has been updated by Sean Connolly, author of Bradt's Senegal and a contributor to several of Bradt's African titles, who has been visiting the continent regularly since 2008. It has been thoroughly updated and carefully tailored to any changes in the Ghana travel scene since the last edition.
Category: Ghana

Ghana Culture Smart

Author : Ian Utley
ISBN : 9781857337075
Genre : Travel
File Size : 26.10 MB
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These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.
Category: Travel

The History Of Ghana

Author : Roger Gocking
ISBN : 0313318948
Genre : History
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Provides an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Ghana from precolonial times to the present.
Category: History

The Ghanaian Revolution

Author : Joseph G. Amamoo
ISBN : 9780595146277
Genre : History
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When in March, 1957, Ghana became the first African country in colonial Africa to achieve Independence, the event was enthusiastically welcomed by millions of Africans and liberal non-Africans. Many African people looked up to Ghana with hope, confidence and pride. These people hoped that the torch of freedom would be held aloft in their own countries also. That Ghana had among the highest per capita income in Africa and the best developed educational and health facilities were but some of the factors establishing Ghana's position of stature in Africa. The question then is, how it comes about that beginning with such historic political and economic achievements, the country deteriorated through a series of military coups that eventually led to the bloody revolution of June, 1979. Could the revolution have been avoided? What are the lessons that Ghana itself, and other African countries, can learn? The Ghanaian Revolution attempts, clearly and dispassionately, to answer these questions.
Category: History

Culture And Customs Of Ghana

Author : Steven J. Salm
ISBN : 0313320500
Genre : Social Science
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Authoritatively discusses the vibrant and adaptable Ghanaian people, from their religions to music and dance
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Ghana Must Go

Author : Taiye Selasi
ISBN : 9780670919895
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 40.36 MB
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A stunning novel, spanning generations and continents, Ghana Must Go by rising star Taiye Selasi is a tale of family drama and forgiveness, for fans of Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This is the story of a family -- of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and of the incredible lengths to which a family will go to put itself back together. It is the story of one family, the Sais, whose good life crumbles in an evening; a Ghanaian father, Kweku Sai, who becomes a highly respected surgeon in the US only to be disillusioned by a grotesque injustice; his Nigerian wife, Fola, the beautiful homemaker abandoned in his wake; their eldest son, Olu, determined to reconstruct the life his father should have had; their twins, seductive Taiwo and acclaimed artist Kehinde, both brilliant but scarred and flailing; their youngest, Sadie, jealously in love with her celebrity best friend. All of them sent reeling on their disparate paths into the world. Until, one day, tragedy spins the Sais in a new direction. This is the story of a family: torn apart by lies, reunited by grief. A family absolved, ultimately, by that bitter but most tenuous bond: familial love. Ghana Must Go interweaves the stories of the Sais in a rich and moving drama of separation and reunion, spanning generations and cultures from West Africa to New England, London, New York and back again. It is a debut novel of blazing originality and startling power by a writer of extraordinary gifts. 'Ghana Must Go is both a fast moving story of one family's fortunes and an ecstatic exploration of the inner lives of its members. With her perfectly-pitched prose and flawless technique, Selasi does more than merely renew our sense of the African novel: she renews our sense of the novel, period. An astonishing debut' Teju Cole, author of Open City Taiye Selasi was born in London and raised in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale and an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford. "The Sex Lives of African Girls" (Granta, 2011), Selasi's fiction debut, appears in Best American Short Stories 2012. She lives in Rome.
Category: Fiction

The Empire Of Ghana

Author : Rebecca L. Green
ISBN : 0531202763
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A survey of the history and culture of the West African Empire of Ghana that, flourishing from about 750 until 1076, is not related to modern Ghana.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction