Welcome to Ghanaian Literature Week!
This is a week long, from November 11th to November 17th, 2013, celebration of Ghanaian Literature and discussions of book/reading related issues in Ghana. Everyone is invited. The rules of participation are simple: read a literary work by a writer who is from or lives in Ghana, read a book about Ghana, discuss any issue related to reading, books or the literary arts in Ghana. For more detailed information, please see my introductory post, The 3rd Annual Ghanaian Literature Week.
I will add links, below, to participants’ reviews and discussions throughout the week.
- Five Recommended Short Story Collections by Ghanaian Writers (here at Kinna Reads)
- Review of Not Without Flowers by Amma Darko (at Farm Lane Books Blog)
- A look at Kofi Anyidoho’s poem: The News From Home (at African Soulja)
- Review of Harlem on a Winter Night by Kofi Awoonor (at African Soulja)
- Celebrating Ghanaian Writers – Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (at Octavia McBride-Ahebee)
- Lady Jaye reviews The Beautyful One Are Not Yet Born by Ayi Kwei Armah (here at Kinna Reads)
- Quotes from Permit for Survival by Bill Marshall (at ImageNations)
- A look at Rukaya Ibrahim’s story The Watchman’s Daughter and a promotion of short stories (at the The Reading Life)
- A Review of Ama Ata Aidoo’s Diplomatic Pounds and Other Stories (at Reading Pleasure)
- Review of Circles by Boakyewaa Glover (at Dramedies of a Londoner)
- Article – Of Poetry and Spoken Word, A Proposition (at The African Thought)
- Review of Bill Marshall’s Permit for Survival (at ImageNations)
- A review of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (at The Afro-Librarians)
- A review of Kofi Awoonor’s poem Rediscovery ( at African Soulja)
- A review of Tuesday’s Child, a novel by Mary Ashun (at Nana Prah’s Blog)
- Nana Yaw Sarpong reviews Martin Egblewogbe’s short story “Small Change within the Dynamic” (here at Kinna Reads)
- A Reader’s Tips for Cultivating a Reading Habit (at ImageNations)
- Guest Post: Celebrating Ghanaian Literature Week with Children in Mind (here at Kinna Reads)
- Awoonor: Storify and Tweet in Memoriam [for Ghana Lit Week] (at African Soulja)
- A Look at Kofi Anyidoho’s poem, The Last Dinner (at African Soulja)
- A Review of Yaba Badoe’s True Murder (at ImageNations)
- An 8-Book Giveaway for Ghanaian Literature Week (here at Kinna Reads)
- Meshack Asare, writer of Children’s Literature (here at Kinna Reads)
The Twitter hashtag for the week is #GhanaLit
My sincere thanks to the participants!
Hi, Kinna. Thanks. I might still not make it. I am trying to move to http://www.mragyare.wordpress.com. Unfortunately, things are not going the way i want them to go. I’ll post them when I am done with the setup.
A enough resource. Thanks for this.
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Kinna, just posted my first review, Diplomatic Ponds. Link is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/review-diplomatic-pounds-and-other-stories-by-ama-ata-aidoo/
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Expect my review in the coming days: Permit for Survival and True Murder in the pipeline…
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