Ghana Must Go

04 April 2020 | By Taiye Selasi | Filed in: ghana.

Kweku Sai is dead A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra The news of Kwekus death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before Ghana Must Go is their story Electric, exhilarating,

Wife of the Gods (Darko Dawson #1)

04 April 2020 | By Kwei Quartey | Filed in: ghana.

Introducing Detective Inspector Darko Dawson dedicated family man, rebel in the office, ace in the fieldand one of the most appealing sleuths to come along in years When we first meet Dawson, hes been ordered by his cantankerous boss to leave behind his loving wife and young son in Ghanas capital

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

04 April 2020 | By Ayi Kwei Armah | Filed in: ghana.

A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born is the novel that catapulted Ayi Kwei Armah into the limelight The novel is generally a satirical attack on the

Changes: A Love Story

04 April 2020 | By Ama Ata Aidoo | Filed in: ghana.

Esi decides to divorce after enduring yet another morning s marital rape Though her friends and family remain baffled by her decision after all, he doesn t beat her , Esi holds fast When she falls in love with a married manwealthy, and able to arrange a polygamous marriagethe modern woman finds

The Hundred Wells of Salaga

04 April 2020 | By Ayesha Harruna Attah | Filed in: ghana.

Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that turns her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father s court These two women s lives converge as

Children of the Street (Darko Dawson #2)

04 April 2020 | By Kwei Quartey | Filed in: ghana.

In the slums of Accra, Ghanas fast moving, cosmopolitan capital, teenagers are turning up dead Inspector Darko Dawson has seen many crimes, but this latest string of murdersin which all the young victims bear a chilling signatureis the most unsettling of his career Are these heinous acts a form of

Our Sister Killjoy

04 April 2020 | By Ama Ata Aidoo | Filed in: ghana.

Out of Africa with her degree and her all seeing eyes comes Sissie She comes to Europe, to a land of towering mountains and low grey skies and tries to make sense of it all What is she doing here Why aren t the natives friendly And what will she do when she goes back home Ghanaian writer Ama

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

04 April 2020 | By Ama Ata Aidoo | Filed in: ghana.

In this collection, Ama Aita Aidoo explores postcolonial life in Ghana with her characteristic honesty and humor Tradition wrestles with new urban influences as Africans try to sort out their identity in a changing culture True to the tradition of African storytelling, the characters come to life

Housegirl

04 April 2020 | By Michael Donkor | Filed in: ghana.

Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming of age novel Its a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go Belinda knows how to follow the rules As a housegirl, she has learnt the right

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

04 April 2020 | By Laurie Ann Thompson | Filed in: ghana.

This picture book biography tells the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, who bicycled across Ghana nearly 400 miles with only one leg With that achievement he forever changed how his country treats people with disabilities, and he shows us all that one person is enough to change the world.

Murder at Cape Three Points (Darko Dawson #3)

04 April 2020 | By Kwei Quartey | Filed in: ghana.

Accras hotshot Detective Inspector Darko Dawson returns to solve a complex mystery that will take him out of the city to the beautiful coasts of Ghana, where a grim double murder seems to have larger political implications.A canoe washes up at a Ghanaian off shore oil rig site Inside it are the

Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah

04 April 2020 | By Kwame Nkrumah | Filed in: ghana.

A personal account of the African liberation struggle, this book was first published on March 6, 1957, to mark the day of Ghana s Independence, a day which signalled the launching of the wider Pan African struggle for the liberation of the entire African continent As the leader of the movement for

The Prophet of Zongo Street: Stories

04 April 2020 | By Mohammed Naseehu Ali | Filed in: ghana.

A dazzling collection of stories, The Prophet of Zongo Street takes readers to a world that seamlessly blends African folklore and myths with modernity Set primarily on Zongo Street, a fictitious community in West Africa, the stories which are reminiscent of the works of Ben Okri and Amos