ISBN 9789988763114
Pages 552
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 1996
Publisher Sankofa Educucational Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Mfantsipim and the Making of Ghana

A Centenary History, 1876-1976

by Albert Adu Boahen

Winner of The Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. The author illuminates how western education has refined and changed the destiny of Ghanaian families from the school, and the contribution of the school to nation building through the excellence of the products of the school. The history of the school is set against the background of the history of Ghana in general; and a completely new light is thrown on a turning point in Ghana's history - the 1948 riots and their aftermath.

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Reviews

'...no ordinary history book. It is a fascinating story, elegantly told by a meticulous historian in a beautifully produced volume. The author, a major historian and political figure, skilfully presents the story of the making of modern Ghana through the life history of one school.'

Noma Award Jury Citation

"...well-documented...especially recommended for college and university libraries."

Choice

'...elegantly written and marvellously detailed study...'

West Africa

'...representative of the exemplary career of Professor Adu Boahen, a renowned scholar...this book is a success and should be of interest to many readers,especially Ghanaian and African elites and students of education in Africa.'

The African Book Publishing Record
About the Author

Albert Adu Boahen

Albert A. Adu Boahen is Emeritus Professor at the Department of History, University of Ghana. He is Ghana’s most renowned historian, also noted for both his political activism and international role as a visiting professor to universities throughout the world, and as a consultant to UNESCO. Amongst his many books and papers on modern and colonial history, he is author of the monographs Mfantsipim and the Making of Ghana: A Centenary History 1876–1976, for which he won the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa in 1997. He was also editor of UNESCO’s eight volume History of Africa series.

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