Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans

Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans

by Peggy Appiah, Anthony Appiah, Ivor Agyeman-Duah
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955507922
Publisher:
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet 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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