Today marks the end of the 2nd Annual Ghanaian Literature Week. And what a week it’s been. And what fun we’ve had. It was definitely an improvement on last year’s event. The highlights for me were:
- The level of participation both in terms of blog posts and the level of interest on Twitter.
- Undoubtedly, Nii Ayikwei Parkes was the writer of the week. The twitter chat was a lot of fun. Well, I’m sold on social media! The chat has ignited an interest in his work and we here in Ghana are anxious to see and hear him speak about his writing. There will be a post on the chat tomorrow.
I thank all my participants. I would like to acknowledge the support of my community of book bloggers. You know who you are :). This event would not have worked without your posts, your comments, your presence at the tweetchat, your retweets and your encouragement. Book bloggers are a passionate lot and I’m glad to be a part of this global community.
Here are the posts that were submitted as part of the week’s events:
- Water Wahala by Isaac Neequaye (ANZ Litlovers LitBlog)
- A wonderful Intro to Ghana Lit Week by Amy Reads
- Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo (Rebecca Reads)
- Mr Happy and the Hammer of God by Martin Egblewogbe (here at Kinna Reads)
- Meeting Ama Ata Aidoo (at BuriedInPrint)
- The Eloquence of the Scribes by Ayi Kwei Armah (at Multilogue: mind and matter)
- Proverb Monday #48 (at ImageNations)
- Mallam Sile by Mohammed Naseehu Ali (at The Reading Life)
- Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (at ImageNations)
- A Plea for Mercy by Kwesi Brew (at African Soulja)
- The Housemaid by Amma Darko (at Amy Reads)
- The Reader in Ghana (here at Kinna Reads)
- The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye (ImageNations)
- Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah (Amy Reads)
- No Sweetness Here and Other Storiesby Ama Ata Aidoo (at The Feminist Texican)
- Tickling the Ghanaian – Encounters with Contemporary Culture by Kofi Akpabli (at ImageNations)
- Ordained by the Oracle by Asare Konadu (at Winstonsdad’s Blog)
- The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan (at A Striped Armchair)
- Mallam Sile by Mohammed Naseehu Ali (at Wandering in the Stacks)
- The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye (at Amy Reads)
- Yaba Badoe’s Short Story, The Rival (at BuriedInPrint)
- Fiona Leonard on writing her novel, The Chicken Thief (here at Kinna Reads)
- Quotes for Friday from Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ Tail of the Blue Bird (at ImageNations)
- African Love Stories edited by Ama Ata Aidoo (at Amy Reads)
- Tail of a Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes (at Opinions of a Wolf)
- A Bird In Me Heart by Agana Agana-Nsire (at African Soulja)
- The Association of Foreign Spouses by Marilyn Heward Mills (at Accra Books and Things)
- Ananse Stories: Adwoa Badoe’s Pot of Wisdom (at Buried In Print)
- Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa by Ama Ata Aidoo (at Amy Reads)
- Mistress of the Game by Asabea Ashun (here at Kinna Reads)
- The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born by Ayikwei Armah (at Farm Lane Books Blog)
- Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe (here at Kinna Reads)
- Esi Edugyan wins Canadian Literary Prize (at Geosi reads)
- Ghanaian Writers – Lets Gear Up to the Final Call for Entries (at Geosi Reads)
- On Tales from Different Tails by Nana Awere Damoah (here at Kinna Reads)
- Ghana Lit Week 2 Wrap Up (at Amy Reads)
- Koku the Cockerel by Franka Maria Andoh (here at Kinna Reads)
My sincere thanks to the participants! Check back this coming week for your prizes.
I will continue to use the Twitter hashtag #GhanaLit for book-related Ghanaian issues. I’m hoping to host another Twitter chat in the coming months.
Let’s keep reading Ghanaian, African and world literature. Let’s just keep reading!
A big thanks to all the readers. Please subscribe (by email) to Kinna Reads if you like what I”m doing here .
Until next year everyone. Thank You.