'A carefully researched but also deeply personal history of nuclear science in Ghana. Osseo-Asare’s history takes us from Ghanaian nuclear scientists’ measurements of fallout from French nuclear tests in Algeria in the early 1960s through to Ghana’s acquisition of a nuclear reactor from China in the 1990s, and further into the present day. Commendable for its breadth of perspective and fascinating detail.'
Hugh Gusterson - George Washington University, Washington, DC
'A meticulous historian with an ethnographer’s eye for rich detail, Osseo-Asare boldly overturns standard accounts of Cold War atomic science, placing Ghanaian aspirations for decolonized knowledge and talented black researchers at the center. A brilliant and utterly original rendering of one nation’s nuclear dreams that are at once liberatory and frustrated.'
Alondra Nelson - President of the Social Science Research Council
‘… a well-rounded account of an independent African country’s nuclear past. Given the author’s family ties to Ghana and particularly to the Ghanaian community of nuclear scientists, the story reflects a very personal engagement with the subject. Osseo-Asare has most likely produced the authoritative account of Ghana’s nuclear endeavor, including its achievements and setbacks, in a clear and balanced manner.’
Source: African Studies Review
‘Atomic Junction is a pleasure to read. Osseo-Asare writes with flair and weaves together evidence from a range of archival and oral narratives with major themes in the history of atomic power, science in the Cold War, decolonization, and social and cultural history … This undoubtedly is an important contribution to the growing literature in the history of science and technology in postcolonial Africa.’
Jeremy M. Rich
‘Atomic Junction is a great feat of multidisciplinary research presented in a tightly written and lucid narrative.’
Source: Technology and Culture