We are half way through the 365 days but I am planning to read 8 books by the end of the year which I find realistic depending on my schedules. At least some of us were not born with the grace for finishing very handsome amount of books.
Over the past few days nonetheless, I have spent time soliciting from my friends and audience on reads they found interesting. I was not too astounded to discover that we had some similarities in our taste for books.
The topics ranged from politics to crime investigations, christianity, African fiction, love and law.
As this is my first reading list I have shared on my blog, let me kick start with what I have read so far this year;
*The Principles of communism by Frederick Engels ( Written: October-November 1847)
This book highlights what communism is and further gives in-depth understanding on the working class.
*The Marriage of Anansewa by Efua T. Sutherland
There is in Ghana a story-telling art called Ananses3m by the Akan-speaking people. The name, which literally means Ananse stories. Efua Sutherland adapts this technique in this sparkling piece. The story centers on Ananse’s beautiful daughter, Anansewa, who is the most valuable asset of the father. The story highlights greed and foxiness with just a hint of youthful romance.
*Kwame Nkrumah’s speech during the Conference of African Heads of State and Government.( Addis Ababa-May 24, 1963)
I enjoyed this, owing to the fact that Kwame Nkrumah clearly stated the catalyst of African development and liberation from economic bondage and neo-colonization. He also stressed on the need for African union (“…we must unite now or perish – Nkrumah”) under socialism.
*The beautyful ones are not yet born by Ayi Kwei Armah (1968)
This is a must read, a novel that focuses on Ghana in the mid-1960s before the fall of Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s first president. One of the key underlying issues that the author presents is the naivety of the Ghanaian people, when they celebrated independence.
Now to my reading list for the rest of the year 2019;
– The Reciprocity of God’s Love
By Eastwood Anaba
– Petals of Blood
By Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
– Challenge of the Congo
By Kwame Nkrumah
– I Don’t Believe in Tithing
By Eastwood Anaba
– The Richest Man in Babylon
By George S. Clason
– Lazybones and The Burning Girl (Two books in one volume)
By Mark Billingham
– Money Galore
By Amu Djoleto
– Every Man Is a Race
By Mia Couto
I would conclude with saying that , in as much as this is to motivate me to read, its also for you to fill your checklist of books.
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