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."
Lets recognize, celebrate and help build the library of work on Ghana, Africa, the world and the imagination.
Ghana Book Review is contributing to the library by starting a bibliography of published books, papers and articles on or relevant to Ghana, or by Ghanaians, or published in Ghana.
Readers (and writers) can enrich the bibliography by sending in titles, with name(s) of author(s) or editor(s), publisher(s), place(s) and date(s) of publication, and number of pages.
When the urge becomes uncontrollable, send a note indicating the existence of a publication (at least two sentences on what the publication is about – this being a useful contribution towards a massive, annotated bibliography), or a review (at least two paragraphs on what the publication is about, what you think of it and why).
Corrections, clarification and enrichment of entries are vital to the process of growth in coverage and accuracy.
Even more important is to encourage others to read and to write.
Sources for all titles are books and publications from bookshops,
bookshelves, academic papers, articles, web sites and dis/interested
parties. The following are particularly useful sources that are also
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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