J. A. BRAIMAH: BIOGRAPHY OF A TRAILBLAZER
This well researched book is not just a biography of the first-ever Member of Parliament and Cabinet
Minister from Northern Ghana, but a packed chronicle of the stormy polical period of the pre and
immediate post-independent Ghana, narrated through the lens of a man in whose soul the development
of Ghana and Northern Ghana in parcular burns. It highlights the slow but momentous inclusion of
Northern Ghana in the affairs of the Gold Coast.
The mistrust that characterized the relaonship between Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the leaders of
Northern Ghana, which culminated in the formaon of the Northern Peoples Party, and Northern
Ghana’s struggle for a dignified independence; makes this biography a must have for scholars, students,
policians and all who are interested in the twists and turns of this period.