Akosua and Osman

Title: Akosua and Osman Author: Manu Herbstein Genre: Fiction / YA / High School Publisher: Techmate Publishers, Accra, Ghana Release Date: 2012 Pages: 130 pp. Akosua Annan is a confident and fiercely intelligent student at a posh Cape Coast school. There she comes under the influence of a charismatic feminist teacher. Osman Said’s background is…

The Bitter Side of Sweet

Title: The Bitter Side of Sweet : A Novel Author: Tara Sullivan Genre: Fiction Release Date: 2016 Pages: 299 pp, Source: ISBN: 978 0 399 17307 3 “Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at…

Nana and Me

Title: Nana and Me Author: Kathy Knowles and Edmund Opare (illus.) Publisher: Children’s Library Fund Release Date: 2015 Source: ISBN 978 1 928093 02 One hundred children from three libraries sponsored by the Osu Children’s Library Fund in Ghana, West Africa, wrote about their grandmothers, Kathy Knowles created Nana and Me from their words.  Edmund…

Trinity High : Back to School

Title: Trinity High: Back to School Author: Lokko, CNN Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / HIgh School Publisher: Afram Publications (Ghana) Release Date: 2014 Pages: 256 pp. Source: ISBN-13: 978-9964705237 Back to School, the sequel to Trinity High: Students in Crime ….captures the last two terms of the Form One experience for Naa Atswei and…

Ghana Must Go

Title: Ghana Must Go Author: Taiye Selasi Genre: Fiction, New Adult Publisher: Penguin Release Date: 2013 Source: ISBN 978-1594204494  “Kweku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of Kweku’s death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family…

Americanah : a Novel

Title: Americanah : a Novel Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Fiction, New Adult Publisher: Knopf Release Date: 2013 Source: ISBN 978-0-307-27108-2.  “A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected”–Publisher.        

The Door of No Return.

Title: The Door of No Return. Author: Sarah Mussi Genre: Historical Fiction, MIddle, High, Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Release Date: 2008 Source: ,ISBN 9781416915508 Sixteen-year-old Zac never believed his grandfather’s tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets…

So Much for Democracy

Title: So Much for Democracy Author: Kari Jones Genre: Historical Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Orca Book Release Date: 2014 Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-45980-481-4 The political upheaval in Ghana in 1979 puts Astrid and the rest of her Canadian family at risk. As I took in the title of the book and read the back…