New publications from David Owusu-Ansah

Islamic Ghana, bookcoverDavid Owusu-Ansah’s 2013 co-authored book Islamic Learning, the State and the Challenges of Education in Ghana presents a comprehensive historical study of the interaction of Islamic education with educational policy in Ghana. It is based on rich analyses of documents, interviews and statistical data.

The data from the study is available through the free-access digital online archive Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa.


Historical Dictionary of Ghana


The Historical Dictionary of Ghana is a 514-page essential reference. “This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Ghana covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture” (