This November: Ghanaian Literature Week and NaBloPoMo because fun and wild go together.

The fun part:

I’m hosting Ghanaian Literature Week this November again after a year’s hiatus.  The event will run from Monday, November 11th through Sunday, November 17th.  Fellow participants and I will celebrate works by writers of Ghanaian descent and also works by writers living in Ghana. I will put up a list of books and other resources on Ghanaian Literature.  Please do join in if you can.

The wild part:


This post is my third in a row. I cannot remember when I last blogged with such regularity.  Yes, three in a row is regular for me.  I desperately need to regain my blogging mojo.  I do have lots to say on books but I’m a major slacker. About a week ago,  a fellow blogger, @ttaaggooee (19 Banana Street, the African Side) suggested I join his #30postsIn30days challenge. Then as October drew to a close, I saw in increase in mentions of NaBloPoMo, of course.

For those who don’t know, November is both NaNoWriMo, National (US) Novel Writing Month, and NaBloPoMo, National (US) Blog Posting Month.

So in hopes of revitalizing this space, I’ve signed up to NaBloPoMo.  I did this in  November 2011 and managed to write twenty posts.  It would be great to post twenty blogs but I’m aiming for the full 30.

For more info on and tips for NaBloPoMo, please go to:


I’m hoping to finish novels by the Ghanaian writer Kojo Laing in the coming week.  I’ll choose between Search Sweet Country, Big Bishop Roko and the Altar Gangsters and Woman of the Aeroplanes.  It’ll be a ride I’m sure!

Those are the plans!  What are you planning for in November?  What are you reading?

Happy reading!

I’m signing off with this picture tweeted today, November 3, 2013, by @Kwabena : “13:22 – Peak of the hybrid as seen from Accra, Ghana.”


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