Cultures of the World (Third Edition) ®
Reading Level: 5
Interest Level: 5-8
Ghana, which means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language, has a long history of powerful empires. Beginning in the fifteenth century, powerful and ancient Ghanaian empires were taken over by colonial powers, with Great Britain taking control of the country until 1957. Since then, the country has existed as a diverse and independent nation, grouping together a large population of people with different ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. This book introduces readers to the multicultural nation of Ghana and its geography, history, environment, and culture. Engaging sidebars and vivid photographs accompany readers on their journey.