Accra Noir by Nana-Ama Danquah audiobook

Accra Noir

Edited by  Nana-Ama Danquah
Read by Anniwaa Buachie , Kofi Boayki  and Nana-Ama Danquah

Recorded Books, Inc., Recorded Books Inc. 9781617758898

The Akashic Noir Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705011553

  • ISBN: 9781665004817

Runtime: 8.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary


Accra is one of the most well-known cities on the African continent. It’s the capital of Ghana, which in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan (read: black) nation to gain its independence from colonialism. But the city, in all its globalism, predates the nation. Prior to becoming a sovereign land, the area now known as Ghana was the Gold Coast colony. In 1877, when the British took possession of the colony, Accra was installed as its capital. For nearly a century, in addition to being a political and financial center, the city was a major trade hub. People came from Europe and other African nations to trade everything from gold and salt to guns and slaves…

One thing that people, too easily seduced by the city’s charm and history and beauty, forget about Accra is that it is a major metropolis. Accra is New York; it is Los Angeles; it is Shanghai, Mexico City, Santiago, Caracas, and Cape Town. It is an urban area, with poverty, desperation, and the inevitable result of a marriage between the two: crime…

The stories that you will read in this collection highlight all things Accra, everything that the city was and is—the remaining vestiges of colonialism, the pride of independence, the nexus of indigenous tribes and other groups from all over the world, the tension between modernity and traditionalism, the symbolism and storytelling both obvious and coded, the moral high ground, the duplicity and deceit, the most basic human failings laid bare alongside fear and love and pain and the corrupting desire to have the very things you are not meant to have.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English