by Joseph Godson Amamoo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504995184
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504995337
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504995191

About the Book

The author has been fascinated by the problem of racism from the time he first encountered it in September 1957 when he arrived in the United Kingdom. And over the period of 60 years of adulthood he has tried to understand the causes of this dangerous ideology. Are People born racist or is it an acquired characteristic? Why did Europe become associated with racism? What are the effects, economic, political and psychological on both the racists and their victims? Can racism be eradicated? Why aren’t white women racist or insignificantly so compared with men? These are a few of the questions and issues about racism which have interested the author for many years. It is hoped that the reader would not only find this book interesting but he/she would make a contribution however modest toward the elimination of this global problem which has brought immense calamity to the world.

About the Author

The author was born and educated in Ghana and went to England to study medicine, but failing to do so switched to Law. He subsequently worked as journalist and diplomat in London. He was appointed at the age of 28 Ghana’s first ambassador to Hungary and International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna Austria and at that time was the youngest ambassador in the world. He has worked in Ghana as a newspaper editor, government minister and finally endured 15 horrendous months as a political prisoner. In London he worked as the Race Equality Officer for borough of Hackney for 11 years before retirement. Taught for 5 years at Kennedy-King College in Chicago. He ended his public life as chairman of the state-owned diamond mine in Ghana, 2001-2009. He has 10 sons who live in Libraries, the Internet and bookstores. He has been married to an outstanding Irish woman for 52 years and they have two married daughters both barristers with 5 children between them. His interests are classical music, art galleries, museums, inter racial harmony and marriage, walking and boxing. Joseph Godson Amamoo has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, USA, Saudi Arabia and India. He has been privileged to interact with many people of different races and social background throughout the world. He has won some local and international awards.