By John Dramani Mahama

ISBN-10: 1408832682

ISBN-13: 9781408832684

ISBN-10: 1608198596

ISBN-13: 9781608198597

MY FIRST COUP D'ETAT is a literary nonfiction account that charts the arrival of age of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana in the course of the dismal post-independence "lost many years" of Africa. He used to be seven years outdated while rumors of that first coup reached his boarding college in Accra. His father was once abruptly lacking. "It is typically incorrectly stated in texts as a cold coup, but it used to be something but," Mahama writes. "They attempted, as most sensible they can, with smiles and toffee, to guard me from their emerging nervousness yet i'll consider it bouncing off the short sideways glances they shot each other and chickening out like a few darkish, winged creature." John's father, a Minister of country, was once in criminal for greater than a yr. MY FIRST COUP D'ETAT deals a glance on the nation that has lengthy been thought of Africa's good fortune story--from its founding because the first sub-Saharan kingdom to realize independence, to its present prestige because the basically kingdom at the continent to have, up to now, met nearly all of goals on starvation, poverty, and schooling set by means of the U.N. yet those tales paintings on many levels--as fables, as background, as cultural and political research, and naturally because the memoir of a tender guy who, unbeknownst to him or a person else, is destined to turn into a pacesetter in his personal land. those are tales that upward thrust above their particular settings and shipping the reader--much just like the tales of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Nadine Gordimer--into an international all their very own, one that straddles a time misplaced and explores the common human feelings of affection, worry, religion, melancholy, loss, longing, and wish regardless of all else.

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