With a focus on West Africa, we work with local authors and academics on new non-fiction titles that are well-produced and made available at affordable prices.
Learning How to Play to Win was professor Nana Araba Apt’s very personal contribution to the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence. Mot Juste published this title with book launches in Ghana, the UK and the Netherlands.
Field Spirits of the Fante describes the preservation and background of a collection of wooden Lobi carvings that were commissioned by the Fante people of Western Ghana. The collection is dated between 1880 and 1940 and is now housed in the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum at the Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
Children’s Rights in Ghana was republished for the Ghanaian market at a reasonable cost and good quality. This book is required reading for students of Sociology at the University of Ghana, as well as those following similar courses in other African countries.
It isn’t often that good news stories emerge from Africa. Some 18 Ghanaian ‘thinkers’ – including a former Chief Economist of the Bank of Ghana, a director of Kosmos Energy, a former advisor to the Minister of Transport in Ghana and professor of Sociology – Positioning Ghana: Challenges and Innovations started the national debate on governance, development and policy making in Ghana. Mot Juste provided editorial and design support.
African Dance in Ghana is the latest title that looks at the life and work of Francis Nii-Yartey, choreographer, dancer and academic. It tells the story of the development of traditional dance in West Africa and how it influenced contemporary productions. It was a real delight to learn about the dance culture in Ghana, post-independence.