• “A”

    From A to Z, stunning color photographs depict everyday life in Nigeria, where the author-photographer grew up–but the images pictured also represent the rich diversity of Africa, and the warm family ties and traditional village life found throughout this vast colorful continent.

  • A City for All :

    By the turn of the century more than half the world’s population will live in urban areas. This rapid pace of urbanization is forcing a rethinking of development priorities, and this book explores some of those initiatives.

    The book opens with an introduction to the issues of urban development, taking a human development perspective as its central theme. Best practice in sustainable human settlements around the world is explored through an analysis of the nature of diversity in the city, organizational and participative issues, and the question of gender.

  • A Friend In Need

    Age Range: 10 – 13 years

    Fiifi and his two friends, Kakra and Panyin are neighbours. In an Art and Craft class, Fiifi cannot mold his clay pot. He asks Panyin to help him complete his art work over the weekend, but Panyin gives a thousand and one reasons why he cannot help.

  • A People’s

    An inspiring and timely book of ideas and practical proposals for those campaigning for a world in which economic systems can benefit the poor, a world that is more just, humane, stable and conducive to the diversity of human cultures.

  • Adventures of Cleopas

    Peggy Oppong
    When Cleopas Onini was born, he had two front teeth and drank a big cup of porridge. At his naming ceremony, his uncle who had lived on top of a tree for 30 years climbed down to witness the occasion. As the family argued about the appropriate name for the baby, eight-day-old Cleopas sat up in his bed and clapped his tiny hands to show his preference for the name his uncle Ofutu announced. Everybody, including the catechist, took to their heels as they witnessed the strange scene. At three months, he could sit up, crawl and talk.

  • African Anthropologies

    This overview of the history, application and teaching of anthropology in post-colonial Africa shows how the continent’s anthropologists are redefining the historical legacy of European and American disciplinary hegemony, and developing distinctively African contributions to anthropological theory and practice. The contributors illustrate the diverse national traditions of anthropological practice that have developed in sub-Saharan Africa since decolonisation and exemplify the diversity of professional work carried out by the discipline’s practitioners. Their commitment to a common disciplinary identity demonstrates the place that exists for a critical anthropology that is reflective about both its potentials and limitations.

  • Against the Odds

    Young Kwaku Obeng, falsely accused of a crime, comes to Accra to seek his fortune and find a means of clearing his name.

    Homeless and penniless, virtually alone in the world, he strives against the odds in a world that owes him no favours. Will he be able to achieve his dream of becoming a medical doctor? Will his tarnished image be restored?

    Will he ever be able to go home again?

  • An Angel Just Like

    When Tyler and his family are putting up the Christmas decorations, Tyler takes a look at the Christmas-tree angel, and asks, “Why are they always pink? Aren’t there any black angels?” It’s a question that no one can answer – not even his friend, Carl.

  • Another World Is

    We are constantly bludgeoned into believing that there are no alternatives to globalization — with its giant corporations in the driver’s seat, dominating a ‘free’ market in reality shaped in accordance with their dictates. But there are alternatives. And the movement for global justice and solidarity is giving voice to them.

    This collection brings together the most important themes and voices which these rapidly growing, diverse citizens’ movements have expressed at the World Social Forum which gathers each year in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The global movement for justice and solidarity has become the major opposition to capital’s contemporary globalization.

    Its power emerges from the multiplicity of activists and organizations that make it up. But its diversity also poses a challenge — how to articulate their different agendas into a shared set of proposals for alternative social models to neoliberal globalization. This book assembles some of their most constructive thinking…

  • Better Late than

    Edith Tetteh-Charway
    Age Range: 8 – 12 years

    In Better Late than Never, Daakyehene is to attend an interview but wakes up a bit too late on the day set for the interview.

    For this reason, he decides that he will not attend. His mother urges him on to give it a try nonetheless.

    What happens at the interview? Was it worth the try? Is it really better late than never?

    The stories in this series Idioms in Expression aim at giving children a better understanding of idiomatic expressions. Since these idioms form the main theme for the story, it becomes easy for the reader to understand the contexts within which such expressions should be used.

    Coupled with this learning experience are the exciting story lines which do not only portray the familiar African culture, but also provide a wide vocabulary for readers’ use.

  • Big Business, Poor

    Transnational corporations are one of the most important actors in the global economy, occupying a more powerful position than ever before. In their persistent battle to increase profits, they have increasingly turned to the developing world, a world that holds many attractions for them. But what is their impact on the poor?

    Now in its second edition, Big Business, Poor Peoples finds that these corporations are damaging the lives of millions of poor people in developing countries. Looking at every sector where transnational corporations are involved, this vital book is packed with detail on how the poor are affected. The book exposes how developing countries’ natural resources are being ceded to TNCs and how governments are unwilling or unable to control them. The author argues that TNCs, answerable to no one but their shareholders, have used their money, size and power to influence international negotiations and taken full advantage of the move towards privatization to influence government policies; sovereignty is passing into corporate hands, and the poor are paying the price. But people are fighting back: citizens, workers, and communities are exposing the corporations and…

  • Biotechnology and

    An expanded and updated version of the author’s 1987 New hope or false promise? Biotechnology and Third World agriculture (Zed). Hobbelink monitors the new technologies and shows that their promise is seriously compromised by political imperialism and economic monopolism. Annotation copyright Book N

  • Chidi Only Likes

    Nneka’s little brother Chidi is always saying that his favorite color is blue. When Nneka asks him why, he replies, “because the sky is blue and my best shirt is blue.”

  • Crude Interventions

    At the beginning of the 21st century, a new world disorder is emerging in which battles over resources are playing an increasingly prominent role. The importance of oil to this picture is underscored by the unilateral and militaristic foreign policy of the world’s largest power in its attempt to secure access to this critical resource. In this global context, oil-rich communities of the South are being drawn into struggles to defend their sovereignty, cultural integrity, human rights and threatened ecosystems

  • Destination in Doubt

    The enormously complex changes triggered by the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe were nowhere more ambiguous than in the heartland of the Soviet bloc, Russia itself. Here the population was divided on all the most fundamental questions of post-communist transition: economic reforms, the Communist Party, the borders of the state, even the definition of the Russian ‘nation’ itself. Russians also faced plummeting living standards and chronic uncertainty. In a matter of months, Russia was apparently demoted from ‘evil empire’ to despondent poor relation of the prosperous West. Yet the country also seemed alarmingly open to all manner of political outcomes.

    Russia deserves our attention now as much as ever, because it raises so many of the big questions about how societies operate in the modern world.

  • Developing Countries

    Increased participation in world trade is conventionally seen as the key to economic growth and development. Yet, as this book shows through its detailed examination of world trade patterns over the last 20 years, while developing country exports have grown faster than the world average, the rich countries have meanwhile increased their share in world manufacturing valued added. This poses the vitally important policy challenge of what poor countries, confronted by the vigorous expansion of their foreign trade but no comparable rise in income, should do. Primary commodity prices have collapsed in value, and there is a real danger that the terms of trade for their exports of manufactured goods may do the same. The key challenge confronting poor countries today is not more trade liberalization on their part, but how to improve the terms of their participation in world trade and to increase the still limited and unstable benefits they derive from it.

  • Ebele’s Favourite

    Ebele loves games, and she plays from morning to night in the village “ama”. But when she hears that her cousin Ngony is coming to stay and she wants to play her favorite games, she finds herself wondering what her favorite game is! Ten traditional Nigerian children’s games are described.

  • Echoes from the

    Phoebe courageously steps in to avert a near-clash between Barbara Fhanuelle, the affluent but caustic-tongued client and the salon owner. Barbara, driven by curiosity to learn more about Phoebe, invites her home. Phoebe meets two men at Barbara’s residence: Felix Newgate, old enough to be Phoebe’s father but a wealthy, handsome and highly-respected doctor who offers her financial security, a future of bliss and also has the active support of Barbara; and Ekow, Barbara’s only son, who is younger, makes Phoebe laugh and open up in a way no one else has done before.

  • Endgame in the Western

    Why does this remote swathe of Sahara along the Atlantic seaboard concern the USA and Europe? Why does Morocco maintain its occupation? Why has the UN Security Council prevaricated for three decades while the Sahrawis live under Moroccan rule or as refugees?

    In this revealing book, Toby Shelley examines the geopolitics involved. He brings out:

    The little-known struggle of Sahrawis living under Moroccan rule to defend their identity.

    USA/European competition for influence in the Maghreb.

  • Famous Five: Five

    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE – Enid Blyton’s most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!

    In book twenty one, the Famous Five are camping out near the home of a famous scientist. But when his important research papers go missing, he needs the gang’s help to get them back.

    Can the Five work out who took them? And why?

  • Famous Five: Five

    Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE – Enid Blyton’s most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks!

    In book nine, the Famous Five are really worried – George and her devoted Timmy have disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. Could there be a connection?

    Will the Five find George and Timmy and bring them home safe?

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