Bu Me Be

Proverbs of the Akans

Ivor Agyeman-Duah, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Peggy Appiah

Date Published :
December 2007
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
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ISBN : 9780955507922
Pages : 336
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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This is the first Akan/English dictionary that engages an African language in dialogue with other world languages. According to Ngugi wa Thiong’o, African languages cannot grow as literary languages unless we develop tools that will enable their effective use in dialogue not only with other European languages but also those of Africa and Asia. This dictionary is an important step in that direction.

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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