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This book paints a vivid picture of life in Ghana, through the stories of Ghanaians themselves. Including a brief historical background - of the sixteenth-century states trading in ivory, gold, and slaves, the effect of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and of British colonial rule - the book traces the growth of modern Ghana.
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  Ghana Rachel aylor   Oxfam Co-published with EPP Books Services Accra Ghana  First published by Oxfam GB in 2000Reprinted 2003in association with EPP Books Services, PO Box TF 490,Trade Fair Centre, Accra, Ghana© Oxfam GB 2000ISBN o 85598 431 7ISBN for West Africa edition: 9988-630-49-2A catalogue record for this publication is available from theBritish Library.All rights reserved. Reproduction, copy, transmission, ortranslation of any part of this publication may be made onlyunder the following conditions:ã with the prior written permission of the publisher; orã with a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd.,90 Tottenham Court Road, London WiP 9HE, UK, orfrom another national licensing agency; orã for quotation in a review of the work; orã under the terms set out below.This publication is copyright, but may be reproduced by anymethod without fee for teaching purposes, but not for resale.Formal permission is required for all such uses, but normallywill be granted immediately. For copying in any othercircumstances, or for re-use in other publications, or fortranslation or adaptation, prior written permission must beobtained from the publisher, and a fee may be payable.Available from:Bournemouth English Book Centre, PO Box 1496, Parkstone,Dorset, BH12 3YD, UKtel: +44 (0)1202 712933; fax: +44 (0)1202 712930;email: oxfam@bebc.co.ukUSA: Stylus Publishing LLC, PO Box 605, Herndon, VA20172-0605, USAtel: +1 (0)703 661 1581; fax: +1 (0)703 661 1547;email: styluspub@aol.comFor details of local agents and representatives in othercountries, consult our website:http://www.oxfam.org.uk/publicationsor contact Oxfam Publishing, 274 Banbury Road, OxfordOX2 7DZ, UKtel: +44 (0)1865 3 n  3 11   ^ ax +44 (0)1865 3 12  600;email: publish@oxfam.org.ukOur website contains a fully searchable database of  ll  ourtitles, and facilities for secure on-line ordering. Printed by Information Press Published by Oxfam GB, 274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ, UK Series designed by Richard Morris, Stonesfield Design.This title designed by Richard Morris.Typeset in FF Scala and Gill Sans. Cover designed by Rowie ChristopherOxfam GB is a registered charity, no. 202 918, and is amember of Oxfam International. Photo acknowledgements Toby Adamson (©Oxfam GB): 5 main, 7 main, 9 bottom,10 top, 12, 14 left,  21,  32, 33, 35 bottom, 38, 40 right, 43, 44, 46,  47, 48, 49, 54, 55, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62 main, 63, 65, 70, 72, 73.  77.  78.  79-  81,  86Sarah Errington (©Oxfam GB): 5 top, 6 right, 7 top, 9 top,10 bottom left, 24, 35 top, 41, 42/3 main, 45,  51,  74 leftRachel Naylor (©Oxfam GB): 71Marcus Rose (©Oxfam GB): 6 left, 20, 25, 30 main, 53, 64Penny Tweedie (©Oxfam GB): 4,10 bottom right, 13, 15, 26, 28,  39, 40 left, 52, 62 bottom, 66, 67, 69, 74 right, 85AKG: 14 main, 17, 80British Museum: 59, 68Ghanaian High Commission London: 31Hulton Getty: 19, 23Ike Essel,  Uhuru 27Tanko: 36 2 GHANA This book converted to digital file in 2010  Contents Introduction: all in a nation 5Tropical coast to sub-Sahara 9From Gold Coast to Ghana 12From dream to despair 19Structural adjustment 24Democracy decentralisation and development 29Oral culture story-telling and the media 36The basics: health and water 41Education for all 45Living off the land 49Minerals manufacturing and industry 57Urban Ghana 61Clothing festivals and the visual arts 65Culture tradition and change 69Violence and conflict in Ghana 75Facing the future: into the new millennium 78Dates and events 80Facts and figures 82Sources and further reading 83Acknowledgements 85Oxfam in Ghana 86Index 87 GHANA 3
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