Pop-culture excitement: Ghana


  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Rebel by Bediako Asare
  • Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade by Manu Herbstein
  • Faceless by Ama Darko

Other prominent authors include:

  • Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Kofi Awoonor
  • Kofi Aidoo
  • Mohammed Naseehu Ali
  • Anton Wilhelm Amo


Many Ghanaian and Nigerian films are very melodramatic and have poor production values compared to the Hollywood blockbusters we are used to seeing, but they are still interesting to watch.


  • Heritage Africa (1989)
  • I Told You So (1970)
  • No Tears For Ananse (1968)
  • Love Brewed in the African Pot (1981)


  • Matters of the Heart (2002)
  • My Mother’s Heart (2005)
  • Darkness of Sorrow (2006)
  • Beyonce: The President’s Daughter (2006)
  • Princess Tyra (2007)

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