Home to the historic Ashanti empire, Ghana was the first
African country to achieve independence. Known as the
“Gateway to Africa,” it is a stable democracy that welcomes
around a million visitors a year, who invariably come away with
glowing reports of a fertile land and tropical beauty. It is the
Ghanaian people, however, who make the biggest impression.
Their genuine hospitality and love of peace means Ghana is
among the friendliest and safest countries in Africa. They are
respectful toward each other, strong followers of tradition, and
have deep familial and communal values. Visitors are warmly
welcomed but are expected to be sympathetic to local
customs and beliefs, and to follow certain codes of conduct.
Culture Smart! Ghana describes the complexities and nuances
of Ghanaian society with clarity and humor, and offers the
reader an opportunity to get to know Ghanaians on their own
terms, and to enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer!