Thursday, November 24, 2011

Book Reading with G.A. Agambila, Author of Journey, a Novel

In our last reading for the year 2011, we will feature Dr Gheysika Adombire Agambila, author of the novel, “Journey”.
Gheysika Adombire Agambila was born in Bolgatanga, and was educated in Ghana and the USA, where he had his BA from Brandeis University, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and Ph.D from New York University. Dr Agambila  has worked with Ernst and Young, taught at the University of Ghana Business School, and served as a Deputy Minister of State in the  Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning, Harbours and Railways, and Environment and Science.
He also has to his credit a collection of short stories for children, “Solma: Tales from from Northern Ghana”.
Dr Agambila will read from the novel, “Journey”, described by reviewer Kari Dako as “…an absorbing exploration of reality in contemporary Ghana…” and by A Denkabe as  “… a fine novel, written in a sober yet often moving style, and rich in the way it reflects the Ghanaian post-colony.”
“Journey” is published by Sub-Saharan Publishers and is available in bookshops across Ghana and also online at
This event offers the opportunity to meet and interact with G A Agmabila. There will be a short discussion session after the readings. Copies of the book will be on sale.
This monthly reading series is organised in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, Accra.
Date: Wednesday, 30th November
Time 7:00pm – 8:00pm. 
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI ), Cantonments, Accra. 
Admission is free.


  1. Maybe I should hop on a plane to attend the reading on Wed., eh?

    You mention Ghana bookstores, Nana. What are some of the best ones in your nation? I've started a thread in an online forum I'm a part of on "independent bookshops around the globe" and I'd be fascinated to learn more about the ones in Ghana.

    Very best to you,

  2. You'll be welcome. We have the EPP bookshop, University of Ghana Bookshop, Sytris Bookshop, Silverbirds Lifestyle Shop, and Ghana Book Trust (mostly used books). These are the ones I buy from or perhaps the major ones we have in Ghana (Accra to be specific).


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