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Tribal Ghana, Togo & Benin

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXWAF61

Item EXWAF61. Buy these 2 items as a set for $27 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Viceroy of Ouidah

WAF18
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin Putnam
1999
160
0140112901
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Chatwin evokes in rich detail the rise to power of a wretched slave trader and the 19th-century court of Dahomey (Benin) in this slim novel.
$13.00

Africa North and West Map

AFR34
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2011
1
2067128329
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fine regional map covering Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and their neighbors as well as all the Mediterranean-bordering countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Ghana Map

WAF37
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553412222
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Ghana at a detailed scale of 1:500,000.
$12.95

Togo Map

AFR37
IGN
IGN
1
2118500211
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A shaded relief map of Togo, on a 1:500,000 scale.
$16.95

Bradt Guide Ghana

WAF27
Philip Briggs, Hilary Bradt, Annabel Milne (Illustrator)
Globe Pequot Press
2017
504
1784770345
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Complete with maps and town plans, this guide to Ghana features practical information on the country's history, culture and attractions.
$27.99

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

AFR242
Richard Dowden
Hachette
2010
592
1586488163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people.
$21.99

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
0
0
0
0
A companion volume to the exhibition drawn largely from the collections of The Mariners' Museum.
$21.95

Faces of Africa, Thirty Years of Photography

AFR138
Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher
National Geographic
2009
356
1426204248
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portfolio of people and places in Africa by the remarkable team of Beckwith and Fisher. Published by National Geographic, it features 120 stunning color portraits.
$16.95

Saltwater Slavery, A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

WAF115
Stephanie E. Smallwood
Harvard University Press
2007
288
0674023498
PAPER
History
0
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 Door of No Return

WAF116
William St. Clair
Independent Publishers Group
2008
288
1933346167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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 Race for Timbuktu

WAF88
Frank T. Kryza
HarperCollins
2007
322
0060560657
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engrossing account of imperial adventures in early 19th-century West Africa and the quest for fabled Timbuktu.
$14.95

African Vodun: Art, Psychology and Power

WAF74
Susanne Preston Blier
University of Chicago Press
1995
476
0226058603
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of West African vodun traditions, particularly in Togo and Benin. Blier compares the psychological and visual elements of Vodun with related voodoo traditions of Haiti and New Orleans.
$56.00

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

WAF40
Mungo Park
John Beaufoy Publishing
2010
272
0486479137
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Park chronicles the culture, society and nature of West Africa before the colonial period in this classic account of a 24-year-old Scotsman exploring, often alone, in uncharted Africa. First published in 1799.
$12.95

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

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

Journey Without Maps

WAF15
Graham Greene
Penguin
2006
272
0143039725
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of a 1930s journey of discovery from Sierra Leone to the Liberian coast. No one captures local personalities and complicated morality better than Graham Greene, who had a particular interest in West Africa.
$16.00

Kwame Nkrumah, The Father of African Nationalism

WAF34
David Birmingham
Ohio University Press
1998
142
0821412426
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
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

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

WAF80
Tanya Shaffer
Vintage Books
2003
336
1400032598
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0
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

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

WAF23
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1995
160
1558611193
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
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

West African Folktales

WAF13
Jack Berry, Richard Spears
Northwestern
1991
229
081010993X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These 123 unembellished tales reflect the rich oral tradition of cultures throughout West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria, where the pioneering Berry did much of his field work.
$24.95

Birds of Western Africa

WAF76
Nik Borrow (Illustrator), Ron Demey
Princeton University Press
2014
592
0691159203
PAPER
Field Guide
12/30/2013
0
0
0
0
A compact field edition of Barrow and Demey's comprehensive handbook, covering nearly 1,300 species from Senegal to Congo and featuring 150 color plates. Now in a fully updated second edition.
$45.00

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

WAF02
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2003
384
0691007144
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0
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

Ghana Map

WAF37
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553412222
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, folded map of Ghana at a detailed scale of 1:500,000.
$12.95

Togo Map

AFR37
IGN
IGN
1
2118500211
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A shaded relief map of Togo, on a 1:500,000 scale.
$16.95

Bradt Guide Ghana

WAF27
Philip Briggs, Hilary Bradt, Annabel Milne (Illustrator)
Globe Pequot Press
2017
504
1784770345
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Complete with maps and town plans, this guide to Ghana features practical information on the country's history, culture and attractions.
$27.99

Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

AFR242
Richard Dowden
Hachette
2010
592
1586488163
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Africa editor of The Independent and The Economist, Richard Dowden draws on decades of experience in this multi-faceted, vivid portrait of contemporary Africa -- an Africa that, Dowden effectively argues, can only be developed by its own people.
$21.99

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
0
0
0
0
A companion volume to the exhibition drawn largely from the collections of The Mariners' Museum.
$21.95

Faces of Africa, Thirty Years of Photography

AFR138
Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher
National Geographic
2009
356
1426204248
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portfolio of people and places in Africa by the remarkable team of Beckwith and Fisher. Published by National Geographic, it features 120 stunning color portraits.
$16.95

Saltwater Slavery, A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

WAF115
Stephanie E. Smallwood
Harvard University Press
2007
288
0674023498
PAPER
History
0
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 Door of No Return

WAF116
William St. Clair
Independent Publishers Group
2008
288
1933346167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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 Race for Timbuktu

WAF88
Frank T. Kryza
HarperCollins
2007
322
0060560657
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engrossing account of imperial adventures in early 19th-century West Africa and the quest for fabled Timbuktu.
$14.95

African Vodun: Art, Psychology and Power

WAF74
Susanne Preston Blier
University of Chicago Press
1995
476
0226058603
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of West African vodun traditions, particularly in Togo and Benin. Blier compares the psychological and visual elements of Vodun with related voodoo traditions of Haiti and New Orleans.
$56.00

Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa

WAF40
Mungo Park
John Beaufoy Publishing
2010
272
0486479137
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Park chronicles the culture, society and nature of West Africa before the colonial period in this classic account of a 24-year-old Scotsman exploring, often alone, in uncharted Africa. First published in 1799.
$12.95

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

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

Journey Without Maps

WAF15
Graham Greene
Penguin
2006
272
0143039725
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A classic account of a 1930s journey of discovery from Sierra Leone to the Liberian coast. No one captures local personalities and complicated morality better than Graham Greene, who had a particular interest in West Africa.
$16.00

Kwame Nkrumah, The Father of African Nationalism

WAF34
David Birmingham
Ohio University Press
1998
142
0821412426
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
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

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

WAF80
Tanya Shaffer
Vintage Books
2003
336
1400032598
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0
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

Middle Passage

ATL02
Charles Johnson
Scribner
1998
224
0684855887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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

No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

WAF23
Ama Ata Aidoo
Feminist Press
1995
160
1558611193
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
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

West African Folktales

WAF13
Jack Berry, Richard Spears
Northwestern
1991
229
081010993X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These 123 unembellished tales reflect the rich oral tradition of cultures throughout West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria, where the pioneering Berry did much of his field work.
$24.95

Birds of Western Africa

WAF76
Nik Borrow (Illustrator), Ron Demey
Princeton University Press
2014
592
0691159203
PAPER
Field Guide
12/30/2013
0
0
0
0
A compact field edition of Barrow and Demey's comprehensive handbook, covering nearly 1,300 species from Senegal to Congo and featuring 150 color plates. Now in a fully updated second edition.
$45.00

Birds of Western and Central Africa, Princeton Illustrated Checklist

WAF02
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2003
384
0691007144
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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
0
0
0
0
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

More Books

Lonely Planet West Africa

WAF10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
518
1741797977
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is the book to carry for travels from Mauritania to Niger, with a good overview of culture and history and practical travel information.
$34.99

West Africa Before the Colonial Era, A History to 1850

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

Born on a Monday, A Photo Documentary of Ghana

WAF79
Carrie Brown
Aa Balkema
2005
64
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
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

More Books

West Africa Before the Colonial Era, A History to 1850

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

Lonely Planet West Africa

WAF10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
518
1741797977
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is the book to carry for travels from Mauritania to Niger, with a good overview of culture and history and practical travel information.
$34.99

For Kids

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

WAF82
David C. Conrad
Facts on File
2009
128
1604131640
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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

52 Days by Camel, My Sahara Adventure

NAF11
Debora Pearson, Lawrie Raskin
Firefly Books
2008
88
1554511364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Saharan travelogue, illustrated with color photos, for children ages 8 to 12.
$14.95

For Kids

52 Days by Camel, My Sahara Adventure

NAF11
Debora Pearson, Lawrie Raskin
Firefly Books
2008
88
1554511364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Saharan travelogue, illustrated with color photos, for children ages 8 to 12.
$14.95

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

WAF82
David C. Conrad
Facts on File
2009
128
1604131640
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
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

Worth Looking For

Rough Guide West African Music

WAF95
Various Artists
World Music Network
2006
1858282616
AUDIO CD
Music
0
0
0
1
A carefully chosen sampling of the diverse sounds of West Africa. Artists include Ali Farka Toure, Super Rail Band, Mansour Seck, Orchestra Baobab and more.
$14.98

The Narrow Path

WAF81
Francis Selormey
Heinemann
1990
192
0435905805
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
The tale of coming of age in Ghana during British colonial rule in the 1920s. Selormey though his main character Kofi, remembers his family and childhood in Ghana in a fishing village on the Gold Coast.
$11.95

Worth Looking For

The Narrow Path

WAF81
Francis Selormey
Heinemann
1990
192
0435905805
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
The tale of coming of age in Ghana during British colonial rule in the 1920s. Selormey though his main character Kofi, remembers his family and childhood in Ghana in a fishing village on the Gold Coast.
$11.95

Rough Guide West African Music

WAF95
Various Artists
World Music Network
2006
1858282616
AUDIO CD
Music
0
0
0
1
A carefully chosen sampling of the diverse sounds of West Africa. Artists include Ali Farka Toure, Super Rail Band, Mansour Seck, Orchestra Baobab and more.
$14.98