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Michael Donkor Brings Forth the Power of Women in 'Housegirl'

Michael Donkor's Housegirl, a PopMatters' pick, is a strong debut novel about traditional changes and personal awakenings.

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Rob: Funky Rob Way

Where is Amponsah Rockson now?

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Sweet Talks: The Kusum Beat

Everything on The Kusum Beat is superb: sparking, tight, playful, fresh.

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Various Artists: Ghana Special

Following the success of the Ethiopiques compilations, here's another stellar collection of popular African music recordings from the '60s and '70s. Highly recommended.

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Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.

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Seprewa Kasa: Seprewa Kasa

This album is all soothe and salve, looking back to the heyday of highlife.

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Various: Black Stars

Black Stars is an adeptly compiled hiplife snapshot, giving us a sampling of recent arrivals like Tic Tac, as well as godfather figures such as Reggie Rockstone.

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Shes Gone by Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes' first novel, She's Gone, is an awkward love story.

Claudia Smith Brinson

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