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Sightseeing in Ghana

A trip to Ghana takes you to the part of West Africa that was once known as the Gold Coast. The country has much more to offer than natural resources, because in no other part of Africa is there so much original, magical and mystical, exotic, history and scenic diversity as in its west and… Read More »

Traditional Ashanti Buildings (World Heritage)

Little has remained of the former great empire of the Ashanti in the forest belt of West Africa since their conquest by the British at the end of the 19th century. Almost all traditional grass-covered and relief-decorated mud buildings and palaces were destroyed. Only ten religious shrines still remind of the culture of the former… Read More »

Ghana Arts and Literature

Literature Contrary to the oral tradition of the native languages, the written English-language literature in Ghana is of late date. Its growth is strongly influenced by political factors. Dramat received special support after the country’s independence in 1957. Mention should be made of Efua Sutherland’s experiment to combine classical literary themes with both folk storytelling… Read More »

Ghana Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 cedi is divided into 100 pesewas. The name of the Ghanaian currency is derived from the cowrie shell, which was a currency in West Africa until the colonial era. Currency abbreviation: C, GHC – ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG There are banknotes worth 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 cedi. Coins worth 1 cedi, 50, 20,… Read More »