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International Coffeehouses: Ghana

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Ghana panoramic photo

Eric Sato (Photographer). (2009). Ghana, West Africa. Retrieved from flickr.com on February 15, 2021. Used under Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Facts in Brief

Ghana flag

Capital: Accra

Official Language: English

Ghana's flag as a black star in the center symbolizing African freedom.

Money: basic unit - cedi

Form of government: Constitutional democracy

Climate: Hot and humid and heavy rains in the southwest. Long dry periods in the north and east from November to March.


Image Citation: Country Flag (Ghana), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 15 February 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/gh.FLAG

Text Citation: McDade, B. E. (2021). Ghana. In World Book Advanced. Retrieved from https://www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar223060

Amon Kotei

Nii Amon Kotei

Nii Amon Kotei

  • Sculptor, painter, musician, and surveyor.
  • Designed Ghana's coat of arms.

(2020). Amon Kotei designer of the Ghanaian Coat of Arms [digital image]. Retrieved from commons.wikimedia.org. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License.

Moments in Hell, 1980

Moments in Hell, 1980

Kotei, Amon. 1960. Moments in Hell. https://library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822001578283.

Adel with Red Scarf, 1960

Adel with Red Scarf, 1960

Kotei, Amon. 1960. Adel with Red Scarf. https://library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822001578291.

Books from Our Collection

Images from Artstor

Northern Ghana: Priest's Hands

Northern Ghana: Priest's Hands

Image: c. 1982. Northern Ghana: Priest's Hands. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AUCSBIG_10312707022.

Ghana, Awutu: Awubia Festival: Woman Carrying Food

Ghana, Awutu: Awubia Festival: Woman Carrying Food

Image: 1975. Ghana, Awutu: Awubia Festival: Woman Carrying Food. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AUCSBIG_10312707016.

Northern Ghana (Nankam Sirigu Region): Detail of Wall Decoration on Frafra building

Northern Ghana (Nankam Sirigu Region): Detail of Wall Decoration on Frafra building

Image: 1973. Northern Ghana (Nankam Sirigu Region): Detail of Wall Decoration on Frafra building. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AUCSBIG_10312707649.

Map of Ghana

Map of Ghana


Country Map (Ghana), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 15 February 2021 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/gh.MAP

Listen! Streaming Audio Resources.

Rhythms of life, songs of wisdom Album Art


 

Por por Honk Horn Music of Ghana Album Art

Music Books in Our Collection

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