An Economic History of Ghana

Reflections on a Half-Century of Challenges and Progress

Date Published :
December 2008
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Editor :
Ivor Agyeman-Duah
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ISBN : 9780955507984
Pages : 304
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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Ghana was the first country south of the Sahara to gain independence from British colonial rule in 1957. In this collection of conversations, a wide range of commentators consider Ghana’s transition in the 50 odd-year journey from colony through ‘Highly Indebted Poor Country’ to a stable and modern democracy. The test ahead lies in Ghana’s discovery of oil. Will Ghana at last be able to control its own economic destiny, free of obligations to donors and the storms from world commodity markets? This book sets out the problems and the promise.

About The Author

Ivor Agyeman-Duah is the founder of the public organization, Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. He is the author and editor of several books including An Economic History of Ghana, Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans, which he edited with the late Peggy Appiah and her son Kwame Anthony Appiah and Pilgrims of the Night. Born in 1966 in Kumasi, he was holds MA from the University of Wales and an MSc in Economic Development from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the winner of several international awards including ‘The Distinguished Friend of Oxford 2012’ at Oxford University.

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