Within the overdue Twenties the Gold Coast businessman Charles Francis Hutchison released the 1st quantity of his ebook titled "The Pen-Pictures of recent Africans and African Celebrities." The booklet comprises 162 biographical sketches of Ghanaians that have been very important in enterprise, in society and the church, in govt, and in (nationalist) politics, either from Hutchison s personal time and from the 19th century. The textual content of the biographies is in clean verse, and portrait pictures accompany so much sketches. extra photos of homes and specific occasions, and extra biographical info within the type of lists of recognized deceased humans entire the publication. The Pen-Pictures is a widely known resource for the heritage of the Gold Coast, smooth Ghana, stated and quoted by way of either specialist historians and lay-people. In impact, The Pen-Pictures is a vital socio-historical rfile. The layout, the fashion of presentation, the intimacy of the various existence histories, the evaluation provided of non-European Gold Coast society within the Twenties, all of them let for a number of analyses by way of historians, sociologists, social anthropologists and students of language and literature. This annotated variation is the 1st reprint of the e-book and provides a full of life and either traditionally and literarily fascinating textual content approximately a big part in Ghanaian background. The further advent and annotation supply a context hitherto unavailable to the coed and common reader."

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