On Saturday 21st September 2019, Booktique Ghana held it’s first Book Reading with multiple award-winning broadcast journalist and C. E. O. of GDA Media Oheneyere Dr. Gifty Anti.
I get sad books when I see books with torn covers, yellow pages and dog eared pages. In a recent discussion with a friend who works in a library, he stated that the maintenance culture of Ghanaians is poor and totally non-existence. In less than 6 months of the establishment of the library, about half of the book pages are dog eared and a few have been left in worse condition. I guess this discussion inspired this blog post.
It is that time of the year when people sit down to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions or set goals for the New Year. I have observed that people often include work/carrier goals, fitness & nutrition goals, personal development goals among others in their New Year resolution and exclude reading goals. Reading goals are very important as fitness & nutrition OR work/carrier goals.
Saturday 23rd November marked in important day in the literary sphere in Ghana as Booktique Ghana (an online bookstore) and e-Ananse Library partnered to launch the Project Lit Community at an event dubbed “Just Read it” Book Meetup. The Book Meet up which was held at the e-Ananse Library University of Ghana, played host to five Ghanaian writers and four Nigerian writers.
The Spider King’s Daughter is a beautiful and intriguing story written by author Chibundu Onuzo about the love of billionaire Olumade Johnson’s only daughter and a Lagos street hawker “Runner G”
On Tuesday 8th October, 2019 twenty-five (25) finalists for the 2019 National Book Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature (YPL) were announced.
On most days, I find myself reading up to four (4) books at a time. Yes 4! Two e-Books on my phone, one physical book when I am commuting (always in my bag) and one bed side book. I love to read and I try to find space and time to read wherever and whenever. I really can’t help it.
The Shimmigrant tells the intriguing story of a young girl named Obaa Yaa. The story starts from the birth of Obaa Yaa in her village in Kumasi, to the big city Accra and then to her final destination America.
No! Please do not stop” he responded, “. It is better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. Come with me. Let’s run. Let’s go to a place where they won’t find us” obviously enjoying the lure of the forbidden.
She is a midwife, book aficanado and art critic. She likes to believe she’s suffering from bibliomania but is disciplined enough not to allow it affect her neither social relations nor health.