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Children’s books
A is for Ampe: An Alphabet Book from GhanaKathy Knowles; Photos by Bruce Hildebrand and Kathy Knowles (Osu Children’s Library Fund, 2nd edition, 2006; 32 pages) Ages 3-6; whoever else may have thought of it, here it is, an ABC using indigenous references, instead of apples and yachts

A Junior History of Ghana J.K. Fynn (Longman, London, England; 1975; Sedco, Accra; 1999; 91 pgs)

A Sheep After All Isaac Dankyi Mensah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

A Smell of Onions Peggy Appiah (details to come)

Abele he sane Abenaa Korama (Ghana Publishing Corporation; 1977; 24 pgs) Ga; ‘about maize’

Abena and the Python – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Afua and the Mouse – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Akosua Ofosua – E.C. Otu (Sedco; 2002; 28 pgs)

Amanfi’s Gold J.A. deGraft Hanson (Ghana Universities Press, P.O. Box 4219, Accra; 1996; 133 pgs)

Ama’s Dream – Abenaa Korama (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Amu The African [Children’s Edition] – F. Agyemang and P. Nyaku (Asempa Publishers; 1996; 70 pgs) Ephraim Amu for kids

Ananse and the Squirrel Michael Ofori Mankata (Afram Publications, P.O. Box M. 18, Accra; 1995; 30 pgs)

Ananse’s Justice Michael Ofori Mankata (Afram Publications; 1995; 25 pgs)

Ananse Searches for a Fool, and Other Stories (Sedco Publishing Ltd., Accra; 1994; 44 pgs)

Anno’s Kite – Julie B. Campbell (Woeli Publishing Services, P.O. Box K601, Accra New Town; 1994; 24 pgs)

Antobam’s Dream J.O. de Graft Hanson (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Around the African Tree Sarah F. Opong (Sedco; 1993; 54 pgs)

Children of the Tree Meshack Asare (Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra; 1990; 40 pgs)

Child's Day in a Ghanaian City F. Provencal and C. McNamara (Benchmark Books, New York, US; 2001; 32 pgs)

Chipo and the Bird on the Hill A Tale of Ancient Zimbabwe – Meshack Asare (Zimbabwe Publishing House, P.O. Box BW-350, Harare, Zimbabwe; 1984; 33 pgs)

Clouds/Mawingu – Nadir Tharani (E & D Ltd., P.O. Box 4460, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 25 pgs; 2003) Kiswahil translation by Demere Kitunga

Colors of Ghana Holly Littlefield, illustrated by Barbara Knutson (Lerner Publishing Group, US; 2000; 24 pgs)

Do Not Keep Quiet Ebenezer Charles Otu (Sedco; 2002; 17 pgs)

Esi and Sosa M. Owusu (details to come)

Esuon in the City Comfort Blay (Sedco; 1989; 13 pgs)

Fati and the Honey Tree Osu Library Fund (Sub-Saharan; 2002; 28 pgs)

Folk Tales and Stories from Around the World – E.B. Mfodwo (details to come)

Ga Kaselo Wolo (The Ga Learner Book) – T.T. Sowah (Folie Books, P.O. Box 8212, Tema; tel: (233-22) 302465; 1997; 46 pgs)

Getting Ready for Mathematics – Mathematics for Kindergarten M.A. Agadzi and Alice Baffoe (Sam-Woode Ltd, P.O. Box 12719, Accra-North; 1988; 64 pgs)

Gift of the Mmoatia – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Graded English Reader for Primary Schools, Books 1-6 – C.L. Twumasi-Ankrah (Royal Gold Publishers Ltd., P.O. Box 165 Madina; tel: (233-21) 504041, 504570, fax: 506611; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.rgoldpub.com.gh)

Issa and Amina Susan Al-Hassan (Sedco; 1983; 28 pgs)

It Happened To Me – True Stories written by Children for Children – Samuel Wentum, Lydia Toupin, Kweku Crentsil, Stella Amankwah (STEP Publishers, P.O. Box 11150 Accra-North; 1996; 32 pgs)

Jamela’ Dress – Niki Daly (Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra; 31 pgs)

Junior Adventures in Science – Kwaku Addo Watches the Moon (Adaex Educational Publications, 2r McCarthy Hill, Accra; 1997; 24 pgs)

Kano Had His Lesson – Isaac Dankyi Mensah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

King of the Trees Agyepong-Danquah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Kofi and the Crow – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Kofi Mensah F.K. Anane (details to come)

Kwajo and the Brassman’s Secret – A tale of old Ashanti wisdom and gold Meshack Asare (Sub-Saharan; 2002; 45 pgs)

Kweku Goes to the Dentist T.A. Richardson (Afram; 1991; 34 pgs)

Kyekyekule! Grandmother’s Tales – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Lizzie Who Liked Oranges Mary Esther Dakubu (Sedco; 1989; 15 pgs)

Master Weaver from Ghana – Gilbert Ahiagble, Louise Meyer, illustrated by Nestor Hernandez (Open Hand Publishing; 1998; 32 pgs) Awarded 1999 Best Book for Young Children by US African Studies Association

Mpotse-Mpotse-Eguamba-Na-Feow  (A Ghanaian Folk Tale Retold for Young Readers) – J.O. de Graft Hanson (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North; 1995; 58 pgs)

My First Book of Birds – A. Ofori-Mensah and E. O. A. Asibey (1987; Sub-Saharan Publishers edition 1994; 60 pgs)

My First Book of Mammals – A. Ofori-Mensah and E. O. A. Asibey (Sub-Saharan Publishers; 1994)

My Picture Book (Ghana National Association of Teachers, Sunbird Readers Series, 4, 4; 2001)

Nana’s Son – Meshack Asare (Sub-Saharan; 2000; 47 pgs)

Nimdee Kwankyere [Twi textbook series] Bureau of Ghana Languages, Accra

Nileegbe [Ga textbook series] – Bureau of Ghana Languages, Accra

Noma’s Sand – A Tale from Lesotho Meshack Asare (Sub-Saharan; 2002; 35 pgs)

Obabzeng Goes to Town – S. Acquaye (details to come)

Osei Goes to School J.S. Mensah (details to come)

Purple Pleasure/Raha Zambarau – Nadir Tharani (E & D Ltd., P.O. Box 4460, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 19 pgs; 2005) Kiswahil translation by Demere Kitunga

Red in the Sky/Wekundu Angani – Nadir Tharani (E & D Ltd., P.O. Box 4460, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; 2001; second edition 2003) Kiswahil translation by Demere Kitunga)

Shaka the Great G.K. Osei (details to come)

Six Ananse Stories S.Y. Manu (Sedco; 1993; 43 pgs)

Tales of an Ashanti Father Peggy Appiah (details to come)

Tales for Boys and Girls J.B. Blay (details to come)

Teaching Science to Young Children The Easy Way – J. Maud Kordylas (Vieso Universal (Ghana) Ltd., P.O. Box MA 150, Mampong-Akuapem; 2003; 21 pgs)

The Adventures of the Kapapa J.O. Eshun (details to come)

The Black Baby Jesus – J.O. de Graft Hanson (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

The Children of Ananse Peggy Appiah (details to come)

The Discovery of Palm Wine and Other Stories J. Osafoa Dankyi (Sedco; 1994; 47 pgs)

The Eagle and the Chickens and Other Stories Ama Ata Aidoo (Afram; 1989; 44 pgs)

The Elephant and the Crab – Michael Ofori Mankata (Afram; 1996; 29 pgs)

The Golden Forest Michael Ofori Mankata (Afram; 1996; 21 pgs)

The Harmattan Man J.O. de Graft Hanson (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

The Incredible Adventures of Wapi – Jane O. Dankyi (Afram; 1995; 37 pgs)

The Lazy Little Rabbit (Ghana National Association of Teachers, Environmental Round Table Series; 2001)

The Leper and the Princess Tahiru Mahama (Woeli; 1993; 33 pgs)

The Little Rain Cloud J.O. deGraft Hanson (Sedco; 1995; 14 pgs)

The Lost Boy – Martha Bruce-Okine (Sedco; 1997; 23 pgs)

The Lost Ear-Ring Peggy Appiah (details to come)

The Love Letter – J. Ansong-Ntiri (Sedco; 2002; 20 pgs)

The Lucky Orphan – S.Y. Manu (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

The Magic Goat Meshack Asare (Sub-Saharan; 1997; 37 pgs)

The Pineapple Child and other Tales – Peggy Appiah (details to come)

The Sacred Grove – F.B.K. Dzomeku (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

The Story Ananse Told – M. Owusu (details to come)

The Twins – Peggy Appiah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

The Twins and the Great Water Spirit – J.V. Sackey (details to come)

The Two Hunter Friends – Isaac Dankyi Mensah (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Where Have All the Pythons Gone? A. Ofori-Mensah, E.O.A. Asibey (Sub-Saharan Publishers, P.O. Box 358, Legon; 1993; 25 pgs)

Where Have All the Rhinos Gone? A. Ofori-Mensah, E.O.A. Asibey (Sub-Saharan Publishers; 1994; 33 pgs)

Where Have All the Rivers Gone? A. Ofori-Mensah, E.O.A. Asibey (Sub-Saharan Publishers; 1997; 27 pgs)

Where Have All the Vultures Gone? A. Ofori-Mensah, E.O.A. Asibey (Sub-Saharan Publishers; 1993; 21 pgs)

Who Has Stolen the Sky? J.O. de Graft Hanson (Quick Service Books Ltd, P.O. Box 15403, Accra-North)

Why the Cat Runs After the Rat – Stephen Y. Manu (Sedco; 1995; 21 pgs)

Why the Hyena Does Not Care for Fish Peggy Appiah (details to come)

Why There Are So Many Roads Peggy Appiah (details to come)

Yaa Foriwa Michael Ofori Mankata (Afram Publications; 1995; 29 pgs)

Yebo, Jamela – Niki Daly (Sub-Saharan; 2001; 32 pgs)

 
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Nyansapo wisdom knot; Adinkra symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence and patience; conveys the idea that "a wise person has the capacity to choose the best means to attain a goal. Being wise implies broad knowledge, learning and experience, and the ability to apply such faculties to practical ends."
Sources: Cloth As Metaphor: (Re)reading the Adinkra Cloth Symbols of the Akan of Ghana G.F. Kojo Arthur (www.marshall.edu/akanart); The Adinkra Dictionary W. Bruce Willis (www.adinkra.org)
Dame-dame a board game; Adinkra symbol of intelligence and ingenuity.
Sources: Cloth As Metaphor: (Re)reading the Adinkra Cloth Symbols of the Akan of Ghana G.F. Kojo Arthur (www.marshall.edu/akanart); The Adinkra Dictionary W. Bruce Willis (www.adinkra.org)
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noted in parenthesis when Ghana Nsem has used their annotation in
edited form, or mentioned them:
ABCBR = Africa Book Centre Book Review
CASAS = Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society
Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and CEFIKS Publications
– G.F. Kojo Arthur; cefiks@cfiks.org; cfiksorg@cfiks.org
Ghana National Bibliography, various editions since 1965
McFarland = Historical Dictionary of Ghana – D.M. McFarland
(Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, US; 1st edition, 1985)
Science Direct, voluminous resource for scientific publications;
provides links to abstract and full PDF text