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.
I recently started a bookstagram account where I write short and honest reviews about the books I’ve read. The goal is to share my thoughts and also recommend 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.
Do you love seeing Ghanaian bookworms on Instagram? Do you also love finding your next read on Instagram? To make sure you follow Ghanaian bookworms on Instagram, we compiled a list of Bookstagrammers representing the country and the continent.
We must continue to encourage people to buy books and read African authors. Own your copy, give copies out as gifts. That is the only way publishers and their authors can continue to do what they do.
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.
In a quest to find out what love means to my customers and their favourite African stories in the month of love, I designed a questionnaire that will help me put together our reader’s favourite picks. Here are the answers
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.
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”