Lets talk about books againPosted: February 8, 2007
One of the most annoying things about being home remains how hard it is to get your hands on quality reading material. For several reasons the local publishing industry has been all but dead for a while, local bookstores have become basically stationary stores except for a small collection of religious books and textbooks and the library system is no better than it was in my childhood. To give you an idea of how bad the system was then, I had read my way through the Tema Public library before I was 10 years old.
That said, I managed to get my hands on a couple of books through a (woefully underattended) book fair and a used bookstore I found, Thus, sanity managed to prevail.
As to what I’ve been reading:
- Larry Niven – N-Space
- David Brin – Sundiver, Startide Rising and The Uplift War
- Elizabeth Ohene – Thinking Allowed and Stand Up and Be Counted
- Amma Darko – Faceless
- E. K. Datsa – Doing My Duty (The memoirs of the former headmaster of one of Ghana’s oldest Secondary Schools)
- R. E. Obeng – Sixteenpence (apparently Ghana’s first published english language work of fiction)
I’ll definitely do comprehensive reviews on a bunch of books from that list because they will allow me to talk about other stuff that has been on my mind. You can vote on what order you want reviews up if you want though.