My First Coup D'Etat by John Dramani Mahama
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My First Coup D'Etat
By John Dramani Mahama

My First Coup D'Etat

Memories from the Lost Decades of Africa

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My First Coup D'Etat by John Dramani Mahama

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My First Coup D'Etat chronicles the coming-of-age of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana during the dismal post-independence 'lost decades' of Africa. He was seven years old when rumours of a coup reached his boarding school in Accra. His father, a minister of state, was suddenly missing, then imprisoned for more than a year. My First Coup D'Etat offers a look at the country that has long been considered Africa's success story. This is a one-of-a-kind book: Mahama's is a rare literary voice from a political leader, and his stories work on many levels - as fables, as history, as cultural and political analysis, and, of course, as the memoir of a young man who, unbeknownst to him or anyone else, would grow up to be vice president of his nation. Though non-fiction, these are stories that rise above their specific settings and transport the reader - much like the fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Nadine Gordimer - into a world all their own, one which straddles a time lost and explores the universal human emotions of love, fear, faith, despair, loss, longing, and hope despite all else.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781408832684
ISBN-10: 1408832682
Classification: Memoirs , African history , Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
Format: Paperback (234mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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My First Coup D'Etat by John Dramani Mahama My First Coup D'Etat, Paperback / softback (May 2013)

From the Vice President of Ghana, a coming-of-age memoir in the form of fable-like tales of the little-written-about post-colonial years in the country widely hailed as Africa's success story-- and of the burgeoning political consciousness of a young man destined to become a leader in his land. "They brim with humanity." --Andrew Solomon

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Author Biography - John Dramani Mahama

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.

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