Currently : Finding my way back here

It’s 6:30pm in Accra and the lights are on!

Returning: My name is Kinna and it’s been two and a half months since my last post.  Who here is keeping count? In any case, I’m participating in Blogging 201, a two-week course ran by Monday’s assignment was “Set Three Goals” and mine are:

  1. Publish 3 posts/week, at least one of which must be a book review
  2. Comment on more blogs especially reconnect with ‘my corner” of the book blogosphere
  3. Complete all the assignments of Blogging 201 (because I’ve signed up before but failed to do even one assignment).

I will also participate in the September Bloggiesta.  So…

Hoping and cautiously optimistic that I can use these two events to galvanize me back into consistent blogging here at Kinna Reads.

Longlist, Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014
Longlist, Etisalat Prize for Literature 2014

Reading:  I have six out of the nine books that made the longlist of the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature, including the three shortlisted books (thanks to Nana Darkoa and the folks at Etisalat).  I’ve this idea that I will read these books before the 2015 longlist is announced. I’m almost done reading the 2014 winner, Penumbra. I’ll probably read Kintu next.

Relieved: Schools have reopened; the 9-year-old is back in school! We had a great holiday period. Highlights include Chale Wote 2015 and a two-week stay in our villages celebrating Ahobaa Kese, the annual Big Harvest Festival in our traditional area. I’ll end with this picture taken by Fiifi Baidoo at the Saturday Grand Durbar. I’ll post a picture essay later.

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  1. Welcome back! I’m also doing the wordpress Blogging 201 Course at the moment and enjoying it. Looking forward to reading your review of Penumbra – still have to get myself a copy but definitely want to read that one.


  2. Welcome back! Good luck with your blogging posts, I’ve been trying to get back to posting regularly as well. The list looks so good, off to google them all 🙂


  3. Good to see you back! I’ve been mostly absent over the summer too, but finally getting back into the routine now that my boys are back in school.

    That’s an amazing photo. I look forward to hearing all about what you’ve been up to./reading over the summer.


    • Then welcome back to both of us. Of course, you’ve been far more consistent with blogging this year that I have been. Looking forward to your reviews as well.


  4. Great pics and welcome back, been offline myself and know that relief of school being back in session, slowly getting back to my own routine, but wow, that’s some challenge you’ve set yourself, good luck with the transition!


  5. I’m glad you are posting again and so glad I found your blog (I do see familiar faces here). I get inspired to expand my African reading every time I visit to balance my South African obsession.


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