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My First Coup D'Etat And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

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ISBN-10: 1608198871

ISBN-13: 9781608198870

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Dramani Mahama

List price: $16.00
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My First Coup d'Etatchronicles the coming-of-age of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana during the dismal post-independence "lost decades" of Africa. He was seven years old when rumors of a coup reached his boarding school in Accra. His father, a minister of state, was imprisoned for more than a year.My First Coup d'Etatoffers an intimate look at the country that has long been considered Africa's success story. This is a one-of-a-kind book: Mahama's is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his personal stories work on many levels--as history, as cultural and political analysis, as fables, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who unbeknownstto him or anything else, would grow…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.858

Introduction: The "Lost Decades"
My First Coup d'Etat
The District Commissioner's Hat
Of Silence and Solidarity
Wild Lions and Little Boys with Catapults
Full Moon Dance
How I Got My Christian Name
Teenagers in Tamale
Frozen Fire
Praise for the Powerful
Union Government
Truth Stands
Perilous Crossings
Ghana Must Go
Coda: Return of Hope … Anaa?