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A Letter to My Dying Mother. Surviving in the West   Robert Peprah-Gyamfi



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A Letter to My Dying Mother : Surviving in the West
by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi 

UK price: £11.90      US price: $20.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 282
ISBN: 0-595-34794-0
Published: Mar-2005 

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How can words describe the huge difference between life in a little village in a typical developing country in Africa and that of a city in the sophisticated West? Well, that exactly is what the book sets out to achieve.

This often humorous, sometimes poignant book goes to considerable lengths to review almost every aspect of life in the two highly contrasting settings of an African village and the sophisticated lifestyle of an industrialised city as found in modern Germany—from the family set-up within the two differing communities, the way conflicts in both societies are resolved, how the two societies bury their dead, right down to developments in social infrastructure. It is a book that will be read with interest not only by anyone from the developing countries aspiring for the first time to visit the West, but also by any resident of  the industrialised West  keen to know how the common peasant population of a village  like Mpintimpi  in a developing country go about their daily lives.

Book Description
What a world we live in! Whereas in some places residents have to fight hard to resist the temptation not to overfeed themselves, at other places people are threatened at best with malnutrition, if not starvation.

In this readable and entertaining book, the author, who came from Ghana to become a medical doctor in Germany, sets out to highlight some of these inequalities as he attempts to compare and contrast the simple and communal lifestyle of a traditional African society with the sophisticated and egocentric one he found in Western society. Addressed to his mother in her final battle with death, and sent through a fictitious courier, it attempts, among other things, to give her, a woman who spent all her life in a typical African countryside, an idea of the things she would have seen and experienced on a visit to her son resident in the northern German city of Hannover.

The book is an invaluable guide for anyone from a developing country who for the first time visits or wishes to settle in the West; but it will also be read with keen interest by people in the West wishing to know more of traditional African society.

About the author

Robert Peprah-Gyamfi was born Ghana , in a tiny village with the big name of Mpintimpi. He faced many difficulties and challenges, surviving illnesses and horrendous treatments by traditional witch-doctors, attending school in spite of having to traverse remote bush paths. Today he is a medical doctor in Duesseldorf, a city about three hundred kilometres to the south-west of Hannover

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Also by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi:

The Call that Changed my Life    
by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi       

UK price: £14.99    US price: $19.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0-595-32298-0
Published: Jun-2004

This inspiring story tells of the courage of a young Ghanaian boy who, having failed to achieve his aim to become a medical doctor by attending a university in Ghana or by virtue of a scholarship to the USSR, raised funds by working on a building site in Nigeria to pay for a daring one-way flight to East Berlin to become an asylum seeker in West Berlin—a route by which he realised his dreams and became a medical doctor in Germany.

Be Encouraged in Jesus   
by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi

UK price: £6.56    US price: $9.35
Format: Paperback
Size : 21.6 x 14 x 0.7 cm
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0-595-32298-0
Publisher: Xulon Press
31 Jan 2007

A collection of poems of praise and supplication. The verses remind us that the Lord's grace, strength and love are sufficient for our needs and will sustain us throughout any difficulty.

Three Cheers for Ghana!   
by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi

UK price: £10.00     US price: $18.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0-595-48523-5
Published: Jan-2008

Other formats: HARD COVER:   UK price: £15.00     US price: $28.95

The author, a medical doctor in the UK, revisits his native Ghana after 13 years' absence to find many positive changes and developments in spite of lingering economic and social problems. The book is a fascinating journey of discovery for the reader new to Ghana, but will be enjoyed by Ghanaian readers too.

Seeing God Through the     Human Body: A Doctor's Meditation on the Human Miracle
by Robert Peprah-Gyamfi

UK price: £7.68    US price: $11.01
Format: Paperback
Size : 21.6 x 13.8 x 1.4 cm
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-0981764399
Publisher: Anomalos Publishing
Edited by Diadem Books
Published: 15 Feb 2009

Seeing God through the Human Body is a head-on confrontation with Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. In it, a medical doctor and creationist uses his learning and insight as a doctor to defuse the theory of evolution and make a case in favour of God Almighty, in the creation of the human body. Appealing to common sense and drawing upon his medical knowledge, the author argues that the functioning of the various organs of the body are so intricate  that they could only have come about through remarkably clever forethought and planning.