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Culture Smart! Ghana: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture)

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions

* historical, religious, and political background

* life at home

* leisure, social, and cultural life

* eating and drinking

* do's, don'ts, and taboos

* business practices

* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

About the Author

IAN UTLEY is a British teacher who studied French and Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, before gaining a BSc and teaching qualification at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. He has been learning about Ghanaian culture and languages since 1998 when he worked as a teacher trainer with Voluntary Service Overseas. He has since carried out educational research projects across the country, taken the headship of a Ghanaian school, and published a book for learners of the Twi language. He has also appeared on Twi-language television and radio shows in Ghana and is a columnist for Ghana What? Where? When? magazine. Ian now works as an advisor to the Ministry of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in Accra. He also organizes cultural, ecotourism, and language learning activities for foreigners, and can be contacted at learntwi@yahoo.com.

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Cherry B, February 24, 2011 (view all comments by Cherry B)
Culture Smart helped me to interact with people and avoid causing any embarrassment. An insightful book which provides a lot of valuable information and some really good advice. I certainly found this book to be a very good source of information during my stay. I also read M. J. Poynter’s “Greetings from Ghana” which, despite being sexually charged with numerous erotic encounters, does capture a lot of the character and social norms of people in living Accra.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781857334746
Author:
Utley, Ian
Publisher:
Kuperard
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
TRAVEL / Africa
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
TWO-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.74x4.38x.47 in. .39 lbs.

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