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Ghanaian Links

These sites are of interest. The Woyingi Blogger does not endorse the content of these sites. Please inform me if any of the links do not work.


BBC News Country Profile: Ghana

BBC News Historical Timeline: Ghana

Lonely Planet: Ghana

EveryCulture: Ghana

The Guardian UK: Ghana

Library of Congress Country Study: Ghana

Newspaper: The Statesman Ghana’s Oldest Newspaper

Ashanti Home Page (Steve Garbrah, Australia): A collection of very brief historical summaries on the Ashanti kings & queen mothers, and about the Ashanti people of Ghana, with lots of color photographs; plus links.

Adinkra Symbols & Meanings: This site’s mission is to make available high-quality renditions of these African symbols at no cost for personal and non-profit uses

Ghana at 50: Official Website for the 50th Independence Anniversary Celebration of Ghana (Accra, Ghana). The web site includes brief history of Ghana, biographical information on leaders, news on events around the country, etc

The Cape Coast Archive represents a collaborative effort by the University of Virginia Library, the United States branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and Ghanaian institutions to document the unique cultural landscape of the Cape Coast, Ghana region for the purposes of preservation and education.

Pandora’s Box: Black Power (1992) UCTV History (USA) A British film (45 minutes) about the history of the Volta River Project and Kwame Nkrumah; with selected British, American, and Ghanaian testimonies–mostly very critical of Nkrumah; includes footage of Nkrumah speeches and press conferences; plus, further developments under Rawlings

Kwame Nkrumah Information and Resource Site

Busia Foundation International: The main objective of the Busia foundation is to promote, in Ghana and elsewhere, the principles of basic human rights, democracy, civic education and good governance that were the hallmarks of Dr. K.A. Busia’s philosophy and praxis.

Timeline: Ghana’s modern musical history

Smithsonian Folkways: Music of Ghana

The Historical Society of Ghana was founded in 1951 under the auspices of leading scholars and nationalists such as John D. Fage, A. A. Kwapong, Albert Adu Boahen, J. B. Danquah, Kobina Sekyi, Nana Kobina Nketsia and others. Membership of the society is drawn from historians, archaeologists, linguists and ancillary disciplines, and includes university lecturers and Students from the five public Universities- University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University of Education , Winneba, the University of Development Studies , Tamale and teachers in Secondary Schools and Training Colleges

The National Commission on Culture was established in 1990 by Provisional National Defense Council Law 238 to manage from a holistic perspective, the Cultural life of the country. In the execution of the aforementioned, the National Commission on Culture is enjoined, among other things, to promote the evolution of an integrated National Culture, supervise the implementation of programmes for the preservation, promotion and representation of Ghana tradition and values; and perform such other functions as may be prescribed by government.

Wrapped in Pride-Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity: Virtual Exhibition of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Asante strip-woven cloth, or kente, is the most popular and best known of all African textiles. The exhibition focuses on the history and use of kente in Africa and explore’s contemporary kente and its manifestations. This exhibition is a collaboration between the National Museum of African Art and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture

El Antsui-Gawu: Virtual Exhibition of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Throughout his career Ghanaian artist El Anatsui has experimented with a variety of media, including wood, ceramics and paint. Most recently, he has focused upon discarded metal objects, hundreds or even thousands of which are joined together to create truly remarkable works of art. Anatsui indicates that the word gawu (derived from Ewe, his native language) has several potential meanings, including “metal” and “a fashioned cloak.” The term therefore manages to encapsulate the medium, process and format of the works on view, reflecting the artist’s transformation of discarded materials into objects of striking beauty and originality.

Ghanaian Writers’ Websites

Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Website

Adwoa Badoe’s Website

Amma Darko’s Website

Dorinda Hafner’s Website

Benjamin Kwakye’s Website

Kwei Quartey’s Website

Charles Quist-Adade’s Website

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