Historic Book Launched at the Ghana Embassy, Washington, DC
3/16/2012 10:22:14 AM -
"The United States & Ghana: Celebrating over 50 Years of Friendship & Progress In Pictures'
March 6, 2012
Ghana's foreign Minister, Honorable Muhammad Mumuni, has launched a commemorative book celebrating 55 years of U.S.-Ghana bilateral relations, during an Independence Day reception held at the Ghanaian Embassy in Washington, DC. The title of the book is 'The United States & Ghana: Celebrating over 50 Years of Friendship & Progress in Pictures.' He described the book as 'a monument to U.S. - Ghana relations.'
The United States & Ghana is the most comprehensive pictorial compilation of historic events and moments between the United States & Ghana since 1957. The 250 page historic volume uses over 500 carefully selected historical photographs and supporting text to recount U.S.-Ghana relations on a chronological time line as has never been done before. The second half of the book which is dedicated to U.S-Africa relations also uses historical pictures and text to recount U.S.-Africa relations since 1957. Some of the pictures are serious and others are funny but they all add up to make a compelling pictorial documentary. Among other things it is a reference book for the average Ghanaian and American, a history book for youth and students, a manual for diplomats and Foreign Service officials, a guide for investors and development workers, and a coffee table book for every internationally-minded home.
In his foreword the Foreign Minister wrote:
'This picture book could not have come at a better time to re-emphasize the importance of the bonds that exist between nations and I hope that it will inform, educate, and inspire similar scenarios around the world. Between a historical road map, a reference book, and a handbook for diplomats and anyone with interest in U.S. - Ghana and/or U.S. - Africa relations, this book captures and shares 55 years of international relations in a very refreshing and unconventional way and I am extremely proud of Ghana's contributions.'
The book is a culmination of a 4-year research on U.S.-Ghana/Africa relations. It was authored by Frederick Nnoma-Addison, a Ghanaian-born U.S.-based journalist and published by AMIP News in Washington, DC. As many as 45 institutions in the U.S. and Africa including all U.S. Presidential libraries contributed to the publication. The book currently being marketed in the United States will be launched in Ghana later this year. To obtain copies of this historic volume visit www.amipnewsonline.org or call 202 460 3912 in the United States.
On Friday March 8, Mr. Frederick Nnoma-Addison, the author, presented a copy of the book to President Atta Mills during a town hall meeting at the Ghana Embassy.