This image provided by Bloomsbury shows the cover of the 2012 book "My First Coup d'Etat" by John Dramani Mahama. The photo on the cover shows Mahama in Accra, Ghana at the age of 5 or

 

              This image provided by Bloomsbury shows the cover of the 2012 book "My First Coup d
This image provided by Bloomsbury shows the cover of the 2012 book "My First Coup d'Etat" by John Dramani Mahama. The photo on the cover shows Mahama in Accra, Ghana at the age of 5 or 6. In 1966, the 7-year-old boy was waiting at his boarding school, wondering why his father wasn't there to fetch him. The Easter holiday was approaching, classes were done, and everyone else had left. But as Mahama would relate in this memoir, his father didn't show up. He was in jail and Ghana was in the throes of a coup d'etat, dashing the hopes kindled just nine years previously when the former British colony became an icon of Third World liberation - the first in sub-Saharan Africa to be freed from European colonialism. (AP Photo/Bloomsbury)