In typical Accra style the last couple of weeks have been horribly busy on the bookish front. Often there is a dearth of activities or events, and then suddenly – boom, one after another, to the extent that I hardly feel I am keeping up. 581 more words
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The Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute present Ghanaian-American writer, Malaka Grant, as guest writer for the regular monthly reading series, Ghana Voices Series. 152 more words
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. 154 more words
Malaka was born in Accra, Ghana, to an African-American mother and Ghanaian father. Her experiences growing up and viewing the world through the clouded lens of a “hybrid Ghanaian” girl child helped her to appreciate and analyze the unique struggles that women of all races and ethnicities must overcome within the confines of their culture. 1,275 more words
I am loving Ghana very much these days. Honestly, all the Ghanaian authors I have read so far have just wowed me. But then again, most of these authors are living out of Ghana, so do I attribute this success to Ghana or to the particular individual? 1,192 more words