Recommended Reading: Harmattan

Looking to learn more about Northern Ghana? We highly recommend Kofi Akpabli's book

Looking to learn more about northern Ghana? We highly recommend Kofi Akpabli’s book Harmattan: A Cultural Profile of Northern Ghana.

It is a great read that covers the people, the traditions, the sites, and natural beauty of the five northern regions.

His writing style is easy to read, entertaining, and full of fascinating insights from a man obviously in love with and in awe of his homeland.

From the Publisher

National tourism journalist and travel writer, Kofi Akpabli cut his teeth as a freelancer in the Northern border town of Paga. After a dozen years of reporting and bagging awards, and having gone round the world, he still shows that his umbilical cord is tied to his place.

His second book about Northern Ghana explores the landscape and how the various people engage their culture and environment. Harmattan is about the wind of change that can happen to a place. 

“What makes Harmattan enjoyable is that it is reflective, sometimes philosophical but like the author himself, always lighthearted.”

Madam Melanie Kassie, Sirigu 

“Insightful. Incisive. Interesting. Kofi Akpabli’s love affair with the three Northern Regions doesn’t seem to have ended.” 


“There is as much about Ghana, in this book, as there is about the North. The ultimate testament to Ghana’s savannah zone.”

Business and Financial Times 

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