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Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter
Sandra E. Greene
025321517X
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
"This is a fascinating work that analyzes the colonial encounter through a nuanced examination of the realm of cognition and belief." --Emmanuel Akyeampong "Greene's work is an original, wide-ranging, and engaging scholarly contribution to the literature on colonialism and religious change in sub-Saharan Africa. . . . Greene sheds light on the process of cultural interaction in a way which does not diminish African capacity and resiliency while acknowledging the power of Europeans to shape local discourse." --John H. Hanson

About the Author
Sandra E. Greene is Associate Professor of African History at Cornell University. She is author of Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe and is working on a book on religion in ...


Colors of Ghana
Holly Littlefield
1575053748
June 1999
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Explores the different colors found in Ghana's history, culture, and landscape. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era
Kevin K. Gaines
0807830089
April 2006
Hardcover
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Review
"Gaines's book is groundbreaking in many respects providing ample evidence to challenge contemporary nationalist notions of diaspora."
Robin D. G. Kelley, Columbia University

Book Description
In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammed Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these expatriates to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa.

Posing a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony, Kwame Nkrumah,...



Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter
Sandra E. Greene
025334073X
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
"This is a fascinating work that analyzes the colonial encounter through a nuanced examination of the realm of cognition and belief." --Emmanuel Akyeampong "Greene's work is an original, wide-ranging, and engaging scholarly contribution to the literature on colonialism and religious change in sub-Saharan Africa. . . . Greene sheds light on the process of cultural interaction in a way which does not diminish African capacity and resiliency while acknowledging the power of Europeans to shape local discourse." --John H. Hanson

About the Author
Sandra E. Greene is Associate Professor of African History at Cornell University. She is author of Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe and is working on a book on religion in ...


Ghana
Ettagale Blauer
051621053X
September 1999
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Describes the history, geography, plants and animals, economy, language, people, and culture of Ghana, the African country that freed itself of white colonial rule and became an independent nation in 1957.


Kofi and His Magic
Maya Angelou
0517704536
November 5, 1996
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4?A young Ashanti boy invites readers to visit his West African village, famous for fine kente cloth, and to share his "magic"?a masterful imagination. Artistic typesetting composition is accompanied by appealing color photos that bring the lyrical text into sharp focus. Kofi is an engaging scamp whose vivid "daydreams" that transport him to other places will speak to children everywhere and present them with a clear vision of his beloved West African world. Kofi's joy in his life is reflected in both text and pictorial content and will be an eye-opener to more materialistic children in technically developed environments. A winner.?Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NYCopyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Ghana
Lucile Davis
0736800697
December 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
An introduction to the geography, history, natural resources, culture, and people of the west African country of Ghana.


Drink, Power, and Cultural Change
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
0435089943
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Drink, Power, and Cultural Change presents a social history of alcohol in southern Ghana over the past century and a half and highlights its centrality in the culture of power. Alcohol could bridge the gap between the spiritual and living worlds, as the blessings of the gods and ancestors were necessary for success. This made alcohol an indispensable fluid, access to which was highly contested. Liquor revenues were critical for British colonialism, while protests against liquor regulations formed a significant part of local politics and drinking bars were hotbeds of nationalist agitation. Akyeampong's innovative analysis blends the disciplinary approaches of history, anthropology, social medicine, theology, and political science. A wide variety of sources forms the basis of his study, including proverbs, highlife...


Kente Colors
Debbi Chocolate, John Ward (Illustrator)
0802775284
October 1, 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The traditional kente cloth of the Ashante people of Ghana stretches to become the stuff of story hour. The cloth's vivid tones (red, yellow, blue, black and gold) are explored for their symbolic values and matched with scenes from African and African American culture and daily life. A spread devoted to "emerald kente," symbolizing a bountiful harvest, shows colorfully garbed characters reaping fruit. Indigo blue is the color of African skies, sheltering a lone shepherd and his flock. This latter choice may confuse some readers, however, as Chocolate (On the Day I Was Born) specifies in a preface that blue represents "love." Ward's (The Adventures of High John the Conqueror) high-intensity hues and kente-patterned borders suit the subject matter like a custom-made, bright silk kente robe. Ages 4-8. Copyright 1996...


Drink, Power, and Cultural Change
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
043508996X
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Review
“[This book] is well-written, accessible to a variety of readers, thoroughly researched, original in approach and insight, and broad in its implications. . . . Akyeampong takes very seriously the challenge of conceiving African history in terms of indigenous intellectual categories and in terms of the experience of those involved. Real people come to life in these pages....”–Charles Ambler, University of Texas

Book Description
This book highlights alcohol's centrality in the culture of power.

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Ghana
Patricia M. Levy
0761409521
January 1999
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of Ghana.


Africa Must Unite
Kwame Nkrumah
0717802965


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Historical Dictionary of Ghana : Third Edition (African Historical Dictionaries)
David Owusu-Ansah
0810853280
October 28, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Entries include information on the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial institutional and political history. Individuals who have made significant contributions in the history of the country are identified either in the context of institutions in which they played roles, or they are isolated and written on. The chronology section is detail, and the bibliography section is substantial. Students and researches on Ghana will find this work as the first source of significance.

About the Author
David Owusu-Ansah (Ph.D., Northwestern University; B.A., University of Cape Coast, Ghana) is Associate Professor of African History at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on Asante history. He is the author of "Islamic...


History of Ghana
Roger S. Gocking
0313318948
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“[A] balanced and complex narrative that gives readersa sense of both continuity and transformation in Ghanaian history....[t]his text will become a standard reference for a student planning to study modern Ghanaian history, and as a reference for scholars it is superior to previous works.”–Africa News

Book Description
Gocking provides a historical overview of Ghana from the emergence of precolonial states through increasing contact with Europeans that led to the establishment of formal colonial rule by Great Britian at the end of the 19th century. Colonial rule transformed what was known as the Gold Coast economically, socially, and politically, but it contained the seeds of its own demise. After World War II an increasingly more effective nationalist movement...


The History of Education in Ghana
C. K. Graham
0714624578
Oct 1971
Hardcover
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The Social Control of Religious Zeal
Jon Miller
0813520606
May 1994
Hardcover
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African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame
Anne C. Bailey
0807055123
January 2, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Focusing on the stories passed down from generation to generation among the Anlo Ewe community in southern Ghana—an area once known as the Slave Coast—Spelman College historian Bailey offers a noteworthy, carefully researched contribution to the study of the African slave trade. Few accounts in the copious literature have adequately addressed the African viewpoint, says Bailey, and the oral histories she offers are designed to correct that silence. Examples include "the incident at Atorkor": sometime in the 1850s, a breakdown in the working (though unequal) relationship between white slave traders and a coastal African chief—the chief's kin were taken along with inland, "approved" captives—heralded a new phase in the slave trade, one in which African slave traders became nearly as...


African Designs Stained Glass Coloring Book
Gregory Mirow
0486405710
April 1999
Coloring Book
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Book Description
Gourd designs from Ghana, Dahomey calabash carvings, Congolese embroidery, carved ivory from the Ivory Coast, and other authentic motifs from tapestries, appliqué work, ceremonial masks, and more are the sources for these 16 awesome, full-page African designs. Boldly outlined on translucent paper, these rich and varied examples of traditional African decorative art come vividly to life when colored and placed near a source of bright light.


Between Sea & Lagoon
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
0821414089
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Kwame Nkrumah: The Father of African Nationalism
David Birmingham
0821412426
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961
James H. Meriwether
0807849979
April 29, 2002
Paperback
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Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California Law School
This beautifully written book provides a deeply textured narrative of the relationship between African Americans and Africa.

Review
This beautifully written book provides a deeply textured narrative of the relationship between African Americans and Africa. (Mary L. Dudziak, University of Southern California Law School)
Brilliantly explores the complex relationship between African Americans and Africa, how their ideas about Africa changed from redemption to the influence of Africa on their own consciousness and liberation, indeed on their very identity as African Americans. (Robert L. Harris Jr., Cornell University)
The first comprehensive study of the diverse ways in which African Americans responded to the winning of...


Between Sea & Lagoon
Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
0821414097
Mar 2001
Paperback
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Ghana
Joseph R. Oppong
0791073785
January 2003
Hardcover
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Ghana: The Bradt Travel Guide
Philip Briggs
1841620939
August 2004
Paperback
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Review
"The best guidebook to the country."
--The Sunday Times


The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay : Life in Medieval Africa
Patricia McKissack, Frederick McKissack
0805042598
October 15, 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The McKissacks ( Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? ) continue to illuminate aspects of African American heritage with this introduction to three major kingdoms of medieval Africa: Ghana, Mali and Songhay. Based on folklore, contemporaneous accounts and modern scholarly research, their discussion covers the origins, customs, people and political history of these civilizations, which flourished from approximately A.D. 500 to 1700 but which until recently have been neglected by historians. Because much of the available information about medieval Africa is sketchy at best, the narrative is sometimes confusing, especially when the authors combine divergent theories or rely on myth and legend to fill holes in the historical record. Still, their volume contains insightful information about an important period in both...


The Krobo People of Ghana to 1892
Louis E. Wilson
0896801640
Apr 1991
Paperback
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