Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional winners’ shortlist includes two Ghanaians!

I feel proud to say that I have read both of the works written by Ghanaians which have been included in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize regional shortlists.

These are:

Ayesha Harruna Attah’s Harmattan rain, which is shortlisted for the Africa regional first book, which I mentioned earlier.

Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ Tail of the blue bird, which is shortlisted under the South Asia and Europe category for a first book.  I did mention in an earlier post having considerable palaver in actually getting a hold of this book, but once I did I actually enjoyed it.

Not surprisingly the rest of the African nominees were either from South Africa or Nigeria.  But still I do feel pretty proud.  Yeah Ghana!

Unfortunately there hasn’t been much coverage of this news in the Ghanaian press, apart from an article in The Daily Dispatch of 23 February 2010 – not online though, so I can’t include a link.  Maybe there will be more in the next few days?