Academic and Research Resources on Africa
The Rare Book Room of Africana collection houses rare books and literary manuscripts. It includes Rare books, old books, limited-edition books, and books that may be out of print. These materials ranged in date from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first. For example, Furley Collection is an imprtant primary source materials relating to the history of Ghana. Some of the typed manuscripts have been digitized, thus can be accessed via the internet. The hand written ones can only be accessed in the Balme Library. Another important rare book is Africa: an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid by John Ogilby published in 1670.
Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, Æthiopia and the Abyssines : with all the adjacent islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern or Oriental Sea,
Call Number: 1/Af/DT7 .Og4
Publication Date: 1670
Chieftancy in Ghana
Call Number: Dp/GN655.G45C43
Publication Date: 2006
This massive volume is arguably the most comprehensive and detailed scholarly study of the institution of chieftaincy to appear on the subject to date. The subjects and approaches are wide-ranging, and cover most aspects of the institution in every geographical area in Ghana. Some thirty contributors from the humanities and social sciences tell the story of chieftaincy past and present from a multitude of perspectives: anthropological, historical, economic, sociological, gender, literary, religious and philosophical.
Call Number: Af/HC502.N65
Publication Date: 1965-04-01
Kwame Nkrumah NEO-COLONIALISM THE LAST STAGE OF IMPERIALISM This is the book which, when first published in 1965, caused such an uproar in the US State Department that a sharp note of protest was sent to Kwame Nkrumah and the $25million of American "aid" to Ghana was promptly cancelled.
Africa Must Unite
Call Number: Dp/DT30 .N65
Publication Date: 1963-04-01
This book, by a great PanAfricanist leader, sets out the case for the total liberation and unification of Africa. It is essential reading for all interested in world socio-economic developmental processes. Those who might have considered in 1963, when Africa Must Unite was first published, that Kwame Nkrumah was pursuing a 'policy of the impossible', can now no longer doubt his statesmanship. Increasing turmoil through the succession of reactionary military coups and the outbreak of needless civil wars in Afirca prove conclusively that only unification can provide a realistic solution for Africa's political and economic problems. In the words of the author, "To suggest that the time is not yet ripe for considering a political union of Africa is to evade facts and ignore realities in Africa today. Here is a challenge which destiny has thrown . to the leaders of Africa."