I pondered over what she said long after the conversation was over and realized there’s some truth in what she said. I must admit, I am a bit ignorant when it comes to diversifying your shelf vs Africanizing your shelf but I decided to write this from a personal point of view.
Two (2) African authors, Maaza Mengiste from Ethiopia and Tsitsi Dangaremgba from Zimbabwe have been selected for the 2020 Booker Prize Longlist. The longlist for The 2020 Booker Prize was announced on Tuesday 28 July 2020. This year’s longlist consists of thirteen (13) amazing books.
The cover of the book is a statement. The color yellow signifies healing, abundance, self confidence, empowerment, happiness and positivity. Alternatively, the color could signify deceit or cowardice. The women on the cover symbolize the diverse characters in the book.
For my writing process, I usually start by building the story in my mind, end to end. I need to be convinced I have a story in my mind before I start to write. This can take any time from a few weeks to months.
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.
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 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.
On Thursday 15th August 2019, I found my way to the e-Ananse Library/The BabyNest, Osu near the Soul Restaurant (Accra-Ghana). I was instantly transported to my happiest childhood memories.
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ― Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature has died at age 88 on Monday 5th August 2019.