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Asare, Meshack 1945-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 185 publications in 9 languages and 2,317 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Guidebooks  History 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: PZ8.1.F18, 398.2096
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Publications about Meshack Asare
Publications by Meshack Asare
Most widely held works by Meshack Asare
Bury my bones but keep my words : African tales for retelling by Tony Fairman( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various regions of Africa, including "The Man with a Tree on His Head," "There's One Day for the Victim," and "The Two Swindlers."
Sosu's call by Meshack Asare( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 542 libraries worldwide
When a great storm threatens, Sosu, an African boy who is unable to walk, joins his dog Fusa in helping save their village
Cat in search of a friend by Meshack Asare( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A little yellow cat searches everywhere for a strong friend who will protect her
Chipo and the bird on the hill : a tale of ancient Zimbabwe by Meshack Asare( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and German and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Chipo and Damdudzo set out in search of the big stone bird at Great Zimbabwe after Sekuru tells them the story of the bird that guided their ancestors across the veld to the hill. All the mysteries of the ancient ruins come alive as the little princess and her friend, a weaver's son, slip away from their duties to climb the hill in search of the bird. On their way, they meet the iron smelters, the goldsmith, the priests and a host of other inhabitants of the kingdom of 700 years ago
The brassman's secret by Meshack Asare( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and German and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Kwajo's father makes traditional small figures. One day, he makes him a little brass drummer who comes alive and transforms Kwajo into a land of proverbs and riddles. It is a land where the figures represent money, and the people are citizens in a powerful kingdom. Kwajo is tempted by riches but must first solve a series of riddles and symbols. He fails at the last test, but learns an important lesson
The price of peace : stories from Africa by Christine Lindop( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Careful, Connie, please. Your little sister's eyes are looking angry. Look at the sudden lines around her mouth. Connie, a sister is a good thing. Evey a younger sister. 'Mercy, who are you going out with?' Connie gets an answer to her question, but it is not the answer she wants to hear. And what is the prince of peace between sisters?"--Page 4 of cover
Die Kinder des Baumes : eine Geschichte aus Namibia by Meshack Asare( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This is the story of the origins of the people of Namibia. It is derived from folklore, historical accounts and archaeological findings
The frightened thief by S. A. Amu Djoleto( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Swahili and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Amanor, a school boy in Ghana, gives up his pocket money to the school bullies, but he has to turn to thievery when they demand more
Kwajo and the brassman's secret : a tale of old Ashanti wisdom and gold by Meshack Asare( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The goldweights that Kwajo has helped make present him with the chance to get some stolen gold dust
The magic goat by Meshack Asare( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A Tale from West Africa
Tawia goes to sea by Meshack Asare( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Tawai lives in a fishing village near Accra. He longs to go to sea with the men, but they tell him he is too young. Tawai builds his own coconut canoe and sets it out to sea
The cross drums by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Tells of two villages who come together, motivated and harnessed by the "cross drums", because the drums call to each other and blend as one
Akosua in Brazil by Alero Olympio( Book )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Meliga's day by Meshack Asare( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Amid scenes of everyday life in an African village, the boy Meliga goes searching for his lost cow
Ghana welcomes you by Orientation to Ghana Committee( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Noma's sand : a tale from Lesotho by Meshack Asare( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
"Is is right to ask Mama to pay a debt she knows nothing about? Yet, Sothulu, the money lender, insists taking Bodo (cow) away; the family must do without the cow which gives it milk. But can Sothulu get away with all his unreasonable demands?"--[4] of cover
Halima by Meshack Asare( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Als Sosu sein Dorf rettete by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Ein kleines Dorf zwischen Meer und Lagune. Hier lebt der behinderte Junge Sosu mit seiner Familie. Er kann nicht laufen, fühlt sich deshalb sogar seinem Hund Fufa unterlegen. Das ändert sich blitzartig, als ein Unwetter naht und das Meer das Dorf zu verschlingen droht. Die Männer sind beim Fischen, die Frauen in den Gärten. Nur Sosu kann das Dorf retten, wenn er an die Trommeln gelangt, um Hilfe herbeizuholen. Er schafft es. Sosu wird gefeiert, sogar die Medien interessieren sich für ihn. Er wird mit einem Rollstuhl beschenkt, der ihm seinen sehnlichsten Wunsch ermöglicht, die Schule besuchen zu können. Mit dem Unesco-Preis für Toleranz ausgezeichnet, wurde das Buch im darauffolgenden Jahr, 2000, zum "Kinderbuch Afrikas" gewählt. Die geradlinig erzählte, anrührende Geschichte von mutigem Einsatz trotz behindernder Grenzen spricht an, weniger die düsteren, mit viel Schwarz arbeitenden Aquarellbildern. Trotzdem gut einsetzbar, neben z.B. den Afrika-Büchern von S. Heuck (BA 6/02; 1/03)
Nana's son by Meshack Asare( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
In this creation story from Ghana, Nana creates Head, Hands, Belly and Legs as separate creatures, but eventually brings them all together to make the first human
The canoe's story by Meshack Asare( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Asare, M.
Asare, M. 1945-
Asare, M. (Meshack), 1945-
Meshack Asare 1945-
Meshack Asare Ghanaian politician
Meshack Asare ghanaischer Kinderbuchautor
Meshack Asare schrijver uit Ghana
아사레, 메샤크 1945-
エイサー, メシャック
Languages
English (94)
German (13)
Spanish (8)
Swedish (3)
Catalan (3)
Basque (2)
French (1)
Swahili (1)
Persian (1)
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