My First Coup D'Etat And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa
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Description: 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 up to be president of his nation. Though nonfiction, these are stories that rise above their specific settings and transport the reader into a world all their own, one that evokes the universal human emotions of love, fear, faith, despair, loss, longing, and hope despite all else.
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
|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|
|Praise for the Powerful|
|Ghana Must Go|
|Coda: Return of Hope … Anaa?|