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The Slave Trade

ATL38
James Walvin
Thames & Hudson
2011
144
0500289174
PAPER
History
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Photographs, paintings and contemporary maps give insight into the reality and global impact of the transatlantic slave trade in this lively entry in the History Files series.
$24.95

My First Coup d'Etat, And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

WAF171
John Dramani Mahama
Bloomsbury USA
2012
318
1608198596
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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President of Ghana since July, Mr. Mahama chronicles his coming-of-age during the dismal post-independence "lost decades" of Africa. Mahama offers personal stories, fables, analysis and insight at the country that has long been considered Africa's success story.
$16.00

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

WAF23
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1995
160
1558611193
PAPER
Anthology
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0
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0
A collection of eleven short stories about the lives of women and men in postcolonial Ghana and the tensions between traditional village and urban life; Aidoo's stories emphasize Ghana's prominent oral culture.
$14.95

Bradt Guide Ghana

WAF27
Philip Briggs, Hilary Bradt, Annabel Milne (Illustrator)
Globe Pequot Press
2017
504
1784770345
PAPER
Guidebook
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Complete with maps and town plans, this guide to Ghana features practical information on the country's history, culture and attractions.
$27.99

Ghana Map

WAF37
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553412222
MAP
Reference
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A colorful, folded map of Ghana at a detailed scale of 1:500,000.
$12.95

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
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With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
$21.00

Captive Passage, The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas

ATL14
The Mariners' Museum, Smithsonian Inst.
Smithsonian Institution Press
2002
208
1588340376
HARD COVER
History
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0
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0
A companion volume to the exhibition drawn largely from the collections of The Mariners' Museum.
$21.95

Saltwater Slavery, A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

WAF115
Stephanie E. Smallwood
Harvard University Press
2007
288
0674023498
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
Smallwood offers a clear, engaging study of Slavery and the Middle Passage, drawing upon journals, narratives and letters from slaves transported in harsh conditions across the Atlantic.
$23.50

The Atlantic Slave Trade

ATL42
Herbert Klein
Cambridge University Press
2011
0521182506
PAPER
History
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0
0
0
The second edition of Klein's accessible, scholarly overview, organized thematically, looks at 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
$28.99

The Door of No Return

WAF116
William St. Clair
Independent Publishers Group
2008
288
1933346167
PAPER
History
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0
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St. Clair draws on correspondence, government records, artifacts and ship logs for this intimate, absorbing history of Ghana's Cape Coast Castle and its role in the Atlantic Slave Trade.
$15.95

The Ghana Reader, History, Culture, Politics

WAF192
Kwasi Konadu
Duke
2016
496
0822359928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
0
0
With a variety of judicious perspectives on Ghana's history, this collection of 80 short essays covers 500 years of Ghana's politics, culture and its proud but vexed history.
$27.95

West Africa Before the Colonial Era, A History to 1850

WAF07
Basil Davidson
Longman
1998
257
058231853X
PAPER
History
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0
0
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Davidson puts the stories of peoples and empires into context in this lively, scholarly history. With maps, illustrations and a timeline.
$71.95

Indigo, In Search of the Color That Seduced the World

WAF155
Catherine E. McKinley
Bloomsbury USA
2012
235
1608195058
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
0
0
The descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan, whose ancestors on her father's side were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, McKinley brings her own history to this quest to unravel the signficance of this noble dye to West Africa and the world.
$27.00

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

WAF24
Maya Angelou
Vintage Books
1991
208
067973404X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
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A candid memoir of Angelou's experiences in Ghana in the 1960s, just five years after the country's independence from Britain.
$14.95

Kwame Nkrumah, The Father of African Nationalism

WAF34
David Birmingham
Ohio University Press
1998
142
0821412426
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
0
The tale of the remarkable life of Kwame Nkrumah, the African statesman who championed for independence, won Africans the right to vote and became the president of Ghana in 1960.
$16.95

Lose Your Mother, A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

WAF145
Saidiya Hartman
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
270
0374531153
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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An African American herself, Berkeley professor Hartman retraces the trail of captives from the Atlantic coast to the hinterlands of Ghana, probing both her own history and the impact of slavery on 300 years of African and African American history.
$15.00

Somebody's Heart Is Burning, A Woman Wanderer in Africa

WAF80
Tanya Shaffer
Vintage Books
2003
336
1400032598
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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Shaffer's vivid account of a year on the road in Africa, much of it in Ghana, where she worked on building schools and other volunteer projects.
$13.95

Changes, A Love Story

WAF35
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1993
196
1558610650
PAPER
Literature
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0
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A novel from the multitalented author and playwright, in which the independent Esi Sekyi confronts traditional values in marriage, love, career and family in contemporary Ghana.
$16.95

Ghana Must Go

WAF176
Taiye Selasi
Penguin Putnam
2014
336
0143124978
PAPER
Literature
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0
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A scattered family returns from America to Ghana in the wake of the death of Kweku Sai, a noted surgeon, in this powerful debut novel that explores the immigrant experience and evokes the landscape and people of Accra.
$16.00

Homegoing

WAF197
Yaa Gyasi
Alfred Knopf
2016
320
1101947136
HARD COVER
Literature
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0
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Two half-sisters born in different Ghanaian villages grow up assuming vastly different lives: one marries an English colonel and lives a comfortable life in Cape Coast Castle and the other is imprisoned in the castle dungeon before being shipped to the US and sold into slavery. A striking, ambitious debut novel.
$26.95

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
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Winner of the National Book Award, this historical novel, set in 1830, is the richly imagined tale of a recently freed slave in New Orleans who signs aboard a square-rigger bound for Africa.
$15.00

The Orphan Girl and Other Stories, West African Folk Tales

WAF195
Buchi Offodile
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
256
1566563755
PAPER
Literature
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The roots of the storytelling tradition in West Africa are preserved here in 41 tales collected for posterity. Drawn from the oral traditions of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and down the Atlantic coast as far as Cameroon, the folk tales represent traditional beliefs and ways of life.
$15.00

The Seasons of Beento Blackbird

WAF42
Akosua Busia
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1998
367
0671014099
PAPER
Literature
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A provocative novel dissecting the issues of marriage and African identity by the daughter of a former Ghanaian prime minister.
$24.95

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

WAF02
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2003
384
0691007144
PAPER
Field Guide
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An admirably compact, comprehensive guide to 1,500 species throughout Western and Central Africa featuring 109 color plates.
$35.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

AFR25
Bunny McBride, Duane Schlitter, Richard Estes, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1995
988
0679432345
PAPER
Field Guide
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0
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This comprehensive photo guide covers 850 birds, mammals and reptiles of Africa. With range maps and a good country-by-country overview of habitats and parks.
$24.95

For Kids

Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay

WAF82
David C. Conrad
Facts on File
2009
128
1604131640
HARD COVER
History
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An authoritative survey of the history, traditions and cultures of the Mali, Songhay, and Ghana empires and the western horn of Africa, greared for school libraries but a terrific overview.
$48.75

Anansi Does the Impossible!, An Ashanti Tale

WAF143
Verna Aardema
Puffin
2000
0689839332
PAPER
Literature
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0
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
One in a series of brightly illustrated, rhyming tales for young children set in Africa.
$7.99

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The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
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This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

Worth Looking For

Born on a Monday, A Photo Documentary of Ghana

WAF79
Carrie Brown
Aa Balkema
2005
64
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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Carrie Brown documents the people, culture and daily activities of the village of Woe in Ghana in this striking collection of color photographs. With accompanying essays by Brown and Cross-Cultural Solutions' Ghanaian staff.
$24.95