My Ghanaian Literature Week has come to an end. It was a lot of fun. I would like to thank the bloggers who took part – Amy Reads, ImageNations, Geosi Reads, Winstonsdad’s Blog and Contraband Marriage. I mostly definitely will do this again. I’ve learned a few things so:
- When I set a date, I will make sure not to change it 🙂
- I will publicize the event at least two months in advance to give people who want to participate ample time to find and read books
- this is extra. I will spread the love around the continent. So next time, I will pick a different African country
Here is the list of book reviews, poetry and interviews that were posted during the week.
- The Healers by Ayi Kwei Armah
- True Murder by Yaba Badoe at Amy Reads
- Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo at ImageNations
- Our Sister Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo at Contraband Marriage
- Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo at Amy Reads
- The End of Skill (short story) by Mamle Kabu at ImageNations
- The Housemaid by Ama Darko at Geosi Reads
- Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Bruce-Hammond at Amy Reads
- The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye
- Between Sister by Adwoa Badoe at Amy Reads
- On Keta and the Atlantic Ocean: Poems #37 and #
- Interview with Mamle Kabu at ImageNations
- Mother’s Tribute by Diana McBagonluri at Amy Reads
- Mummy, read one last time: Sosu’s Call by Meshack Asare
- Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo at Geosi Reads
- Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes at Winstonsdad’s Blog
- A conversation with Benjamin Kwakye at Geosi Reads
- The Prophet of Zongo Street by Mohammed Naseehu Ali at Amy Reads
Please do take some time to read one or more of the above. And thanks to all the readers 🙂
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Definitely tell me ahead of time so I can join in too! What a wonderful project.
Those are lots of posts! And if you give a warning in advance next time, I might be able to join you 🙂
It was fun. I was sad I couldn’t participate fully… next time I would
Ah! What a wonderful week I did have. I really did enjoy the Ghana Literature and I would be waiting for the next one. Kudos Kinna.
I ended up not putting up the review, the notice was too short. Thanks for the reviews to all those who posted. I have just ordered True Murder by Yaba Badoe. I’ll look for some in my local library too. Thanks for organizing this Kinna.
Thank you so much for organizing and hosting Kinna! I had a really great time. I can’t wait until the next time to participate again 🙂
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