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51.

7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership by Kate Coleman EN

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Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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For the first time in modern history, God is placing women in strategic positions of influence and leadership within the church, public, corporate, charity and voluntary sectors, in unprecedented numbers. Women are called to flourish in these arenas. However, there are significant external and internal issues that hinder women in leadership in unique ways. In the 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership, Kate Coleman considers what lies at the root of the many challenges facing women leaders and discusses ways of dealing with them. Effective leadership starts with you and she explains how to: Over... continue
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Recommended: 29 Mar 2020

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The Dilemma of a Ghost : Anowa : Two Plays by Ama Ata Aidoo EN

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Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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Two dramas depict the stories of a man who returns to his native Ghana with his sophisticated American wife, and a young woman who marries the man she loves, against her parents' wishes
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Recommended: 19 Feb 2022

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi EN

Rating: 4     36 Votes
Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021 **From the bestselling author of Homegoing** ______________________________________________ As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away. Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when he... continue

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His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie EN

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Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed * Time * Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms. * Bustle * The Millions * Book Riot * PopSugar * HelloGiggles * Kirkus Reviews* Good Morning America “[A] mesmerizing debut novel.” —The New York Times Book Review “A story that kept me tied to the page, told in masterful, seamless prose.” —BuzzFeed “I love this book so much I turned the pages so fast . . . It’s all about the search for independence and being true to yourself and who yo... continue
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Recommended: 27 Jun 2022

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North to Paradise : A Memoir by Ousman Umar EN

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Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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The inspiring true story of one man's treacherous boyhood journey from a rural village in Ghana to the streets of Barcelona--and the path that led him home. Ousman Umar is a shaman's son born in a small village in Ghana. Though his mother died giving birth, he spent a contented childhood working the fields, setting traps in the jungle, and living off the land. Still, as strange and wondrous flying machines crisscrossed the skies overhead, Ousman dreamed of a different life. And so, when he was only twelve years old, he left his village and began what would be a five-year journey to Europe. Eve... continue
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Recommended: 30 Aug 2022

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Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi EN

Rating: 4     16 Votes
Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
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The sudden and unexpected death of a renowned surgeon in Ghana has rippling repercussions on his family, both from his first marriage and his second, as truths are uncovered and betrayals are exposed, ultimately bringing everyone closer together.
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Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

57.

The Dark Child by Laye Camara, James Kirkup EN

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Country: Africa / Guinea flag Guinea
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The Dark Child is a vivid and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Kouroussa, French Guinea, a place steeped in mystery. Laye marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, and his own passage into manhood, which is marked by animistic beliefs and bloody rituals. Eventually, he must choose between this unique place and the academic success that lures him to distant cities. More than autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world. A passionate ... continue
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Recommended: 28 Feb 2022

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The King of Kahel by Tierno Monénembo, Nicholas Elliott EN

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Country: Africa / Guinea flag Guinea
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The story is loosely inspired by the life of Olivier de Sanderval, who, intent on becoming an explorer for most of his life, finally set sale for Africa in 1879 after turning 40. As Monenembo tells it, once there he recruits a crew of Senegalese infantryment and travels to Fouta Djallon, a land he desperately wants to rule. He learns local customs that will aid him in his quest to govern. During the following years of conquests and re-conquests, Sanderval never loses his taste for European luxury and moves between Africa and France, where he publishes books on his experience and struggles to c... continue
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Recommended: 28 Feb 2022

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The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila EN

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Recommended: 13 Apr 2022

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Unity & Struggle : Selected Speeches and Writings by Amílcar Cabral EN

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AmÃ?­lcar Cabral, born in 1921 in Guinea-Bissau, had his early education in Guinea and did his university studies in Portugal. Cabral found himself active in the nationalist struggle, a political context that enabled him to reflect on several aspects of the armed struggle. He developed his understanding and theories of the national liberation struggle in the political context of militant nationalism; he fought as he wrote incisively about that struggle, and passionately struggled as he wrote. This dialectical experience enriched his theoretical understanding of the aims, goals, strategies and ... continue
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Recommended: 13 Apr 2022


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