With a focus on West Africa, we work with local authors and academics on new non-fiction titles. Our mission is to create well-designed books at affordable prices.
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. Published by Mot Juste in the UK, £18/€20/US$20, plus P&P. Order a copy by email.
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. Price £10/€12/US€14, plus P&P.
African Dance in Ghana 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. Price £10/€12/US€14, plus P&P.
Children’s Rights in Ghana was republished for the Ghanaian market at an affordable 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 a professor of Sociology – Positioning Ghana: Challenges and Innovations started the national debate on governance, development and policy making in Ghana. 418 Pages paperback, published by IFRA, Ibadan, Nigeria. Available through Amazon. Mot Juste provided editorial and design support.