This coming week, November 15- 21, is Ghanaian Literature Week here at Kinna Reads. As most of you know, I’m from Ghana. I live and blog from Accra, Ghana’s capital city. This past August and for one week, Amy of Amy Reads featured the works of Nigerian authors. And it was such a success. I really enjoyed her selection of books. So, I thought I would borrow the idea from Amy and introduce my readers to a selection of books by Ghanaian authors.
I will explore works by our more established and acclaimed authors such as Ayi Kwei Armah, Ama Ata Aidoo and Efua Sutherland. I will also review books by the newer, and younger, generation of authors such as Marilyn Heward Mills, Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Martin Egblewogbe. On Wednesday, there will be poetry by Kofi Awooner and Kwesi Brew.
Amy of Amy Reads is also participating in Ghanaian Literature Week. She will review six books! Thank you, Amy. I’m excited about her selection of books because most are young adult fiction. Lately, I’ve been saying that we need more African YA literature.
I hope that you will drop by at some point during the week and read what’s on offer from Ghana. And I encourage anyone, who wants to and can participate, to join in.