Three book events coming up during week of 25 November

Next week there are three bookish events taking place in Accra, and even two of them take place on the same day!

The first is actually being advertised as a “public unveiling” – which is slightly strange term, at least when applied to a book.  I guess I would associate that more in connection with a tombstone, but then language does change.  This is for Nana Kobina Nketsia V’s African culture in governance and development.

The second is the launch of another book by Ivor Agyeman-Duah, which I look forward to, since I’ve known him, and tracked his progress for many years.  His book is titled Africa: A miner’s canary into the 21st century.

Interestingly the first two are both taking place at the British Council here in Accra.  Given that both these authors are rather well connected, I suspect the venue will be full.

And finally Malaka Grant, a blogger I follow – she blogs at Mind of Malaka – is reading from her recently published book, Daughters of Swallows.  I think this should be fun.

Selfishly I hope that there will be copies of the books available for purchase, and at a reasonable price!



Ghanaian literature week extended

Kinna of Kinna Reads just announced that the Ghanaian literature week would be extended!


I was actually reading a book set in Ghana during the actual week – Children of the street, by Kwei Quartey –  but didn’t get around to saying anything about it, so maybe now I will have that chance!

OK, I do admit that I probably read at least one Ghana or Africa based or authored book every month, and there are some months when I will read many more than that.  It all depends on what I feel like reading.