My First Coup d'Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

My First Coup d'Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

by John Dramani Mahama

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ISBN-13: 9781608198597
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

His Excellency John Dramani Mahama is a writer, historian, communications expert, former member of Parliament and Minister of State, and sitting Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. He lives in Accra, Ghana.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The "Lost Decades" 1

My First Coup d'Etat 7

The District Commissioner's Hat 17

Of Silence and Solidarity 39

Wild Lions and Little Boys with Catapults 52

Full Moon Dance 65

How I Got My Christian Name 81

Sankofa 105

Teenagers in Tamale 123

Frozen Fire 139

Praise for the Powerful 161

Union Government 180

Truth Stands 197

Perilous Crossings 210

Ghana Must Go 240

Providence 264

Tovarisch 286

Coda: Return of Hope ... Anaa? 304

Acknowledgements 315

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