Adu Boahen is one of the most influential scholars of Ghana. His dedication to the teaching of African history is indisputable, and his career has been wide-ranging and successful. This compilation of Boahen's essays is a celebration of his scholarship and a testament to the career of a great man.
This edited volume captures the importance of Boahen’s work and the lasting contributions that he has made to African history. Offering the reader a unique chance to read various essays that have previously gone unpublished, it covers various ideas pertaining to different facets of African affairs. The volume also reflects the thinking of Africa's postcolonial scholars and provides the new and future generation with ideas to understand their continent and themselves as well.
"After Kwame Nkrumah, one is hard pressed to look further than Adu Boahen when seeking an individual whose influence is all-pervading in the lives of Ghanaians."
-International Journal of African Historical Studies, 2003.
“Comments from a great historian and patriot on the past and present of Ghana and of Africa – a wonderful counterforce to the tides of Afropessimism.”
Professor of History, University of Basel
"Adu Boahen's sterling scholarly contributions to African history defies strictures and limitations, hence it is admirable that Toyin Falola, himself a selfless and illustrious historian, has deemed it important to edit this volume, which should be a required text for all and sundry."
Richard A. Bernstein Research Professor, Indiana University
ABOUT THE EDITOR
TOYIN FALOLA, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, is the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor in History. His books, published by Africa World Press, include Yoruba Gurus, Yoruba Warlords, and Nigerian Cities. His memoir, A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt, was published by the University of Michigan Press.