The ghana bookshop promotes the literary works of ghanaian authors. In 1957, when the leaders of the former british colony of the gold coast sought an appropriate name for their newly independent statethe first black african nation to gain its independence from colonial rulethey named their new country after ancient ghana. African history african culture kumasi ghana black history books lost city. The three colors of the flag red, green, and black and the black star in the middle are all symbolic of the panafricanist movement. The first section of the book covers the beginnings of precolonial statehood in the area of west africa that would become ghana. Helping local folks build toilets and hand sanitation stations. Welcome to azalia website, a website owned and operated by azalia company ltd. Books set in ghana fiction and nonfiction books set completely or at least partially in ghana. Ghana succumbed to attacks by its neighbors in the 11th century, but its name and reputation endured. We exited our factoring contract in 2008 and utilized axims ar and credit management services as opposed to taking the process inhouse. In his excellent political history of ghana oxford, 1961, david kimble mentions the. Axim has a 20 settlement population of 27,719 people. This talk was given at a joint meeting with the royal commonwealth society on february 3, 1966. The resources of the national archives of ghana, both in their breadth and in their.
How adu boahen unlocked ghanas history by cameron duodu. These cultural parades are predominantly showcased in the bahamas where the music is also mainstreamed. Catering for all types of visitors, from barhoppers to birdwatchers, and covering. Axim was one of the busiest trading posts on the coast of ghana. History of ghana gold coast british colony, history of ghana 19661979, elmina castle, ghana empire, ashanti empire, angloashanti wars, john kufuor, osei kofi tutu i, kofi abrefa busia, ignatius kutu acheampong alphascript publishing.
Antonio on manfro hill in the ahanta west district of the western region of ghana. The history of cape coast castle and the atlantic slave trade by. The book campaign seeks to celebrate 27 of the most essential books written by ghanaians since 1992. The original name of this west african town was kpokezoe. It lies 64 kilometers west of the port city of takoradi, south of the highway leading to the cote divoire border, in the western region to the west of cape three points. Many books about the history of ghana have minimal conflicting issues pertaining to the origin of ghanaians. For the following 5 years he worked as a teacher in several schools in the. Bradts ghana is the only dedicated guidebook on the market and the most comprehensive source of travel information on the country, written by philip briggs, the leading writer of guidebooks to africa. You can choose from 1072 literary books as well as nonfiction books related to ghana. On this website, you can shop for books of all genres including christian literature, fiction, nonfiction, magazines among others. Ghana, country of western africa, situated on the coast of the gulf of guinea. Any scholar or any general reader, who asks for a general survey of the history of ghana is almost always referred to three main. Few other books on africa allow such depth and detail for ghana, making history of ghana an important survey which many will find intriguing. Axim and fort saint anthony for 91 days ghana travel blog.
Thomas edward bowdich british science writer britannica. Ward, wrote in his 1948 book, history of the gold coast that the. Thomas edward bowdich, british traveler and scientific writer who in 1817 completed peace negotiations with the asante empire now part of ghana on behalf of the african company of merchants. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Axim however, lost its glamour when the takoradi and later the tema harbours were constructed. Our hotel was located about a few kilometers away from axim, along the beach, and we decided to walk into town. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. List of books and articles about ghana history online.
Ghanas fourth republic, established in 1993, has dealt with the legacy of instability inherited from the past as it moves towards a more stable future. History has it that axim was a major port for the export of timber products and gold. We took a weekend trip here, staying at the fabulous ankobra resort, and checking out both the town and its amazing old portuguesedutch fort, saint anthony our hotel was located about a few kilometers away from axim, along the beach, and we decided to walk into town. African history african culture kumasi ghana black history books lost city ivory coast guinea bissau sierra leone ethiopia. The history of ghana is in the series greenwood histories of the modern nations. We engage with local ghanaian leaders on current and future projects in axim, ghana where the economy is based on seasonal fishing. Also, consider looking into aggregate data for average in ghana. Although relatively small in area and population, ghana is one of the leading countries of africa and is celebrated for its rich history.
Axim basel mission basel missionaries became bishop boys bremen mission british cape coast capitein castle catechists catholic. Aburi accra achimota akan akim akropong akwapim amoako ata anamabu anglican archives asantehene ashanti axim basel mission basel missionaries became bishop boys bremen mission british cape coast capitein castle catechists catholic church chaplains chief christian christiansborg. Axim, like dixcove, was formed from two settlements known as upper town and lower town. Axim is a coastal town and the capital of nzema east municipal district, a district in western region of south ghana. At around 20,000 people, axim is the westernmost city of any size in ghana. History has it that axim was a major port for the export of mainly timber products and gold.
The republic of ghana is named after the medieval west african ghana empire. My first coup detat and other true stories from the lost decades of africa by john dramani mahama president of. Book description this is a key text for understanding the history of the great west african kingdom of asante now in ghana. This website is being created to promote ghana museums and ghana tourism. History of ghana gold coast british colony, history of ghana 19661979, elmina castle, ghana empire, ashanti empire, angloashanti. The axim beach hotel has huts overlooking the beach its paradise. In 1637 they captured elmina castle from the portuguese and axim in 1642 fort st anthony. Bottom line, they all arrive at the same point making the history of ghana very reliable when it comes to the people. Nkrumah trained to be a teacher at achimota school in accra from 1927 to 1930. It starts in the precolonial period, then the incursion by the traders of the west followed by their gradual domination until full blown colonial rule was established.
Website is part of kwame nkrumah was born in 1909 to madam nyaniba23 in nkroful, gold coast. Find the latest axim biotechnologies inc axim stock quote, history, news and other vital information to help you with your stock trading and investing. Junkanoo or jonkonnu is a street parade with music, dance, and costumes of mixed african origin in many islands across the english speaking caribbean every boxing day 26 december and new years day 1 january, the same as kakamotobi or the fancy dress festival of ghana. That african literature in portuguese has received so little attention seems surprising, for it is a formidable body of work of a varied and a most appealing originality. His true name has been lost to history, although the name kenu is an authentic akan name.
The history of ghana the greenwood histories of the. Apr 01, 2019 the accra book festival has released its list of the top 27 books by ghanaian writers both home and abroad. For more books about this country and others, see the around the world in 80 days group. African merchants of the gold coast, 18601905dynamics of. The history of ghana has gone through a series of metamorphosis with lot of theories from academics and ancient tales. Aug 07, 2019 at around 20,000 people, axim is the westernmost city of any size in ghana. It is an historical overview the kind that every library needs as basic, general academic research material. See more ideas about people of the world, ghana and african. Homegoing by yaa gyasi, ghana must go by taiye selasi, wife of the gods by kwei quartey, the beautyful ones are not yet born by a. In 1482 the first european fort was established by the portuguese at elmina. It fell finally in 1725 and his followers were transported as slaves to the americas. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Amo was a teacher at the universities of halle and jena in germany after studying there. The accra book festival has released its list of the top 27 books by ghanaian writers both home and abroad.
In the 16th century, axim was one of the busiest trading posts on the west african coast. King of the nzema in western region, ghana history of ghana, west africa. The fort boasted a history, which i will not venture into, but to say the dutch. Axim axim houses so many historical places like the first bank in west africa, george paa grants apartment, the read more ghana places stories from axim. This move resulted in immediate and significant cost savings for us and the results are unparalleled. Supplying a meager public library with childrens books and other resources. History early history to independence in precolonial times the area of presentday ghana comprised a number of independent kingdoms, including gonja and dagomba in the north, ashanti in the interior, and the fanti states along the coast. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license.
Axim is a town and district on the western region of ghana. Recommended minimum amount of money for food 2400 calories, western food types. Kwame nkrumah mausoleum and museum at nkroful, western. Buy the history of ghana greenwood histories of the modern nations by roger s. He was a chief of the ahanta people in the early 18th century, who established a stronghold in the defunct fort fredericksburg and held it against european encroachment for 20 years. A timeline, photographs, maps, and an appendix of biographies of notable figures in the history of ghana are included. Finally there came emancipation and the evolution of modern ghana. It lies between axim to the west and takoradi to the east. To book a place on any tour, please register with the town tourism.
The result is an indispensably detailed account of the asante monarchy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in english by an african ruler. It has been at the forefront of many discussions in the past weeks, its marked in our history books, our children find ways to get us to talk about it so they can understand it better. Accra albert altar amisano amissah apostles apostolicprefecture apostolicvicariate of ashanti archbishop porter arrival ashanti asked axim baptism became become bishop hauger bishop hummel bishop klaus bishop paulissen bishop porter blessed build built cape coast cape coast vicariate catechists catechumens cathedral catholic mission. Axim lies 64 kilometers west of the port city of sekonditakoradi in western region to the west of cape three points. John canoe was the european name given to an akan warrior from axim, ghana. Axim is a town, district and kingdom on the coast of ghana. I wanted to visit axim ever since i read that not only is it home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of ghana, but the town also boasts fort st anthony, one of the most impressive forts in ghana according to the guidebook.
The history of ghana greenwood histories of the modern nations. Most of the writing comes from angola, cape verde, and mozambique, but sao tome and guinea are equally well represented. Many companies established their offices in axim and engaged in brisk commercial activities. A short history of ghana from earliest times until 1980. Ghana s fourth republic, established in 1993, has dealt with the legacy of instability inherited from the past as it moves towards a more stable future.973 56 406 937 313 987 1475 1217 465 426 134 827 379 1387 376 520 1127 963 637 1301 1030 845 353 1387 873 486 473 354 290 405 684 601 822 800 154 1154 49 980 856 1095 186 268 430 651 741 439