The 3rd Ghanaian Literature Week has ended. I thank all those who participated by writing, reading and discussing Ghanaian literature.
Let’s keep reading Ghanaian, African and world literature. Lately I think that readers, especially those who read deeply, are an endangered species. So let’s keep building an audience for literature, especially in Ghana and Africa.
The event will be back next year. I’ll be consulting some folks in Ghana on how we can incorporate off-line events into the week
Until next year, everyone. Thank You.
Here are the posts that were submitted as part of the week’s events:
- 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!