Ghana: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
Ghana was the first African country to achieve independence,birthplace of the father of Pan-Africanism, Kwame Nkrumah, and hometo the historic Ashanti empire. A central hub during thetransatlantic slave trade, it now welcomes many tourists wishing toretrace the slave routes and visit the many surviving forts andcastles dotted along its coastline.Aside from its great natural beauty, it is the people of Ghanawho make the biggest impression. It is due to their amazinghospitality and love of peace that Ghana has a claim to be thesafest and friendliest country in Africa. Ghanaians are verywelcoming to foreign guests, respectful to each other, strongfollowers of tradition, and have deep familial and communalvaluesThis new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Ghana also looks athow the country has fared as Africa’s latest oil producer. Oil hasbeen flowing since 2010, but Ghanaians are still waiting to feelthe benefit in their pockets. It aims to enable you to appreciateGhana to the full through a deeper understanding of itsinhabitants. While visitors are warmly welcomed, Ghanaians dorequire them to be sympathetic to their customs and beliefs.It is important to Ghanaians that they, and their guests, followcertain rules and codes of conduct. Culture Smart! Ghana willdescribe these rules, explain where they come from, and offer thereader an opportunity to get under the skin of Ghanaians and enjoyall that this beautiful country has to offer!Akwaaba!