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Learning how to play to win is not about the unjust world economic order that keeps poorer countries in continuing dependence and poverty. Neither is it about the IMF, the World Bank or the multi-nationals’ role in making nations like ours constantly impoverished. The book examines in a humourous way fundamental issues on the home front: why do we remain poor?


Why do we not achieve social and economic progress? Why do we continue to remain observers of the process of other nations? This is not an academic book. It is written simply and directed at all Ghanaians.

Learning How to Play to Win

SKU: ISBN9780955814105
  • Learning How to Play to win: What has 50 years of independence brought Ghana?

    ISBN 9780955814105

    Published 2007 by Professor Nana Araba Apt/Mot Juste

    Size: 140 x 210mm

    106 pages, plus an eight-page colour section with photographs. The book includes bibliographical references.

  • Professor Nana Araba Apt was perhaps better known in Ghana for her thought provoking Radio Univers programme ‘Let’s reason together’. A graduate of Queen’s University, University of Toronto and University of Ghana, Professor Apt was a frequent consultant to many international human development organisations including UN organisations.

    Professor Apt was the founding Dean of Academic Affairs at Ashesi University College, Accra from 2001 until her retirement in 2013.

    Before this position she taught at the University of Ghaha, Legon where she headed the Department of Sociology and Social Work. She was also the first director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS) at the University of Ghana, which she set up with UNICEF funding. Her research and publication record bridges disciplinary applications in gerontology, family relations, child development and women's education.

    Through her studies she has set up HelpAge Ghana, Response and 'A College for Ama'; organisations working to improve the quality of life of older people, street children and education of gitls in rural areas.

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