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Download My First Coup d'Etat Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Dramani Mahama Narrator: Hugh Quarshie Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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My First Coup d'Etat chronicles the coming of age of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana during the dismal postindependence lost decades of Africa. He was seven 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. 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 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 listener into a world all their own; one that 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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merley Okine | 8/29/2013

    " Essential reading for anyone interested in African history and particular interest in Ghanaian affairs. Great stories and inspirational observations. An enjoyable read! "

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