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An Archaeology of Elmina: Africans and Europeans on the Gold Coast, 1400-1900
by Christopher R. Decorse
Hardcover: 286 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 10.30 x 7.34
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press; ;
ISBN: 1560989718

Ancient West African Kingdoms (History Opens Windows)
by Jane Shuter
(Library Binding)

Ancient West African Kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai (Understanding People in the Past)
by Mary Quigley

Chiefs Know Their Boundaries: Essays on Property, Power, and the Past in Asante, 1896-1996
by Sara S. Berry
Hardcover: 226 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.52 x 6.34
Publisher: Heinemann; ; (November )
ISBN: 0325070032

Colors of Ghana (Colors of the World)
by Holly Littlefield, Barbara Knutson (Illustrator)

Cultures and Customs in Ghana
by Richard Rathbone
Book Description The decades of independence in Ghana have strengthened the idea of a national Ghanaian culture. The culture and customs of Ghana today are a product of diversity in traditional forms, influenced by a long history of Islamic and European contact. Culture and Customs of Ghana is the first book to concisely provide an up-to-date narrative on the most significant elements of the established cultural life and institutions as well as the most recent changes in the cultural landscape. Written expressly for students and the general reader, it belongs in every library supporting multicultural and African studies curricula.

Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Social History of Africa Series)
by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

Ethnicity in Ghana : The Limits of Invention
by Carola Lentz (Editor), Paul Nugent (Editor)
These essays address the neglected theme of ethnicity in Ghanaian history, society, and politics. The essays qualify the notion that ethnicity was purely a colonial "invention" by demonstrating the ways in which the boundaries of "we-groups" have mutated from pre-colonial times onwards. The collection also considers the particular manner in which the national question is posed today in terms of language policy and conflicts over land and chieftaincy.
Hardcover: 250 pages 
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (July 7, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0312224052 

El Dorado in West Africa
by Raymond E. Dumett
Paperback: 235 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 9.01 x 6.00
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr (Txt); ; (December )
ISBN: 0821411985

Extreme Canvas: Movie Poster Paintings from Ghana
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Forests of Gold
by Ivor Wilks
Paperback: 405 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.25 x 6.25
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr (Txt); ;
ISBN: 0821411357

Ghanaian Pidgin English in Its West African Context: A Sociohistorical and Structural Analysis (Varieties of English Around the World. General Series, V. 24)
by Magnus Huber

Historical Dictionary of Ghana
by David Owusu-Ansah and Daniel Miles McFarland
Book Description Events affecting the shape of modern Ghana can be dated back to the 14th and 15th centuries, when the "Guinea Coast" came into contact with various merchantile companies. By the mid-nineteenth century, the British had emerged as the dominant European power, creating the Gold Coast Colony in 1874. It took over forty years, however, to round out the modern boundaries of their colony. Thirty-seven years later Governor Charles Arden-Clarke turned over the reins of power to Kwame Nkrumah, whose...

Kwame Nkrumah: The Father of African Nationalism
by David Birmingham
Paperback: 150 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 8.00 x 5.25
Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr (Txt); ; Revised edition (December )
ISBN: 0821412426

"The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself" and Other Writings
by Agyeman Prempeh I
Book Description This is a key text for understanding the history of the great West African kingdom of Asante (now in Ghana). It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in English by an African ruler. The result is an indispensably detailed account of the Asante monarchy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Context is provided by the inclusion of other writings by or about Agyeman Prempeh, together with four introductory essays by the world's leading scholars of Asante history.

The Making of an African King
by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor
From the Back Cover In the West, the primacy of patrilineal succession is so deeply entrenched that the thought of supplanting that with matrilineal succession would bc unthinkable. But that is exactly the situation among the Guan community of Winneba, Ghana called the Effutu. Their ancient patrilineal system of succession is in contention with the matrilineal succession practiced by their populous Akan neighbors. In a larger context chieftaincy disputes, or better yet, kingship rivalry is endemic in Ghana, particularly among the Akan. Each year the government commits considerable resources to combat these rivalries that sometimes result in conflicts and inter-ethnic warfare. These conflicts may be caused by rivalry among the members of the same family vying for the kingship. Affluent non-royals or those with remote ties to royalty may buy their way to power. A tributary king, or the descendants of a family that was given a sanctuary by the king whose land their ancestors occupied may then contest the kingship. What this book does is examine the two competing systems and their political ramifications, and, ultimately, establish the rightful heirs to the stool of the lion (Gyata). While the book focuses on the Effutu, it is a classic example of Ghanaian royal politicking. It takes an in-depth religio-historical and political approach in examining the settlement of Winneba, and the establishment of the institutional frameworks for nation building. Infused with supernatural capabilities of the early settlers, the book brings to life the personal as well as the collective stories of the pioneers. Internal and external written sources are examined in relation to the factors that precipitated the polarization and strife among the Effutu. Finally, the book deals with the socio-political structure, religion and their cosmic significance, and occupational and economic practices of the Effutu.

Economic Reforms in Ghana : The Miracle and the Mirage
by Ernest Aryeetey (Editor), Jane Harrigan (Editor), Machiko Nissanke (Editor)

Ghana's Concert Party Theatre
by Catherine M. Cole

Kwame Nkrumah and the Church in Ghana : 1949-1966
by John S. Pobee

Ghana (Major World Nations)

Ghana (Cultures of the World)
by Patricia M. Levy
(Library Binding)

Ghana (Major World Nations)
by Jeanie M. Barnett
(Library Binding)

Our Days Dwindle: Memories of My Childhood Days in Asante
by T. E. Kyei, Jean Marie Allman

I Will Not Eat Stone: A Women's History of Colonial Asante (Social History of Africa)
by Jean Marie Allman, Victoria B. Tashjian

Authentic African Cuisine from Ghana

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Songs from Ghana and Zimbabwe
by Abraham, K Adzenyah, Dumisani Maraire, Judith, Cook Tucker

The Making of an African King : Patrilineal & Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana
by Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

The New Ghana : The Birth of a Nation
The New Ghana : The Birth of a Nation
by Joseph G Amamoo
Book Description: Here is Ghana. Past, present—and future. The author himself was an eye-witness to the stirring events of Independence Day which he so vividly recounts. This is the exciting account of the birth of Ghana, newest member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It is the story of a bid for freedom crowned with success. It is the story too of Ghana's dynamic leader, Kwame Nkrumah—the greatest living African. 
Paperback from Author's Choice Press
The Queens Men
The Queen's Men
by Joseph G. Amamoo
Paperback from Xlibris Corporation
The Ghanaian Revolution :
The Ghanaian Revolution
by Joseph G Amamoo
Book Description: 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. 
Paperback from Author's Choice Press
Master Weaver from Ghana
by Gilbert Ahiagble, Louise Meyer, Nestor Hernandez (Photographer)

Nkrumah & the Chiefs: The Politics of Chieftaincy in Ghana, 1951-1960
by Steven J. Salm and Toyin Falola
Paperback: 200 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.62 x 9.13 x 6.00
Publisher: Ohio Univ Ctr for Intl Studies; ;
ISBN: 0821413066

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay : Life in Medieval Africa
by Pat McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Translating the Devil : Religion and Modernity Among the Ewe in Ghana
by Birgit Meyer

Speaking for the Chief: Okyeame and the Politics of Akan Royal Oratory
by Kwesi Yankah
Paperback: 194 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 9.22 x 6.14
Publisher: Indiana University Press; ;
ISBN: 0253209463

State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante
by T. C. McCaskie
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 9.28 x 6.28
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; ;
ISBN: 0521410096

Useful Plants of Ghana : West African Uses of Wild and Cultivated Plants
by Daniel K. Abbiw 

West African Religious Traditions : Focus on the Akan of Ghana (Faith Meets Faith Series)
by Robert B. Fisher

West Africa : Ghana (Ancient and Living Cultures)
by Myra Herr, Christopher Ronan, Mira Bartok, Christine Ronan, Esther Grisham
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Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Textile Series, No. 2)
by Doran H. Ross, et al

Understanding the Traditional Art of Ghana
by Emmanuel V Asihene
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A History of the Gold Coast
by W. E. F. Ward
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An African Eldorado: Ghana From Gold Coast to Independence
by John Carmichael
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Fall of the Asante Empire
by Robert B. Edgerton
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