Friday, November 26, 2010

Library Additions

Yesterday I added a few books to my growing unread titles. It takes a second to increase the unread titles but days to decrease it by one.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton: This is an African classic novel by the South African and published by Vintage. I purchased this book because I have come across it several times and still wondered why it wasn't on my TBR. so when I chanced upon it last three weeks, I prayed that no one would get this before I am ready to buy it. And my prayers were answered. It's now resting in my shelf.

The Other Crucifix by Benjamin Kwakye: This book was much touted by Geosi and later supported by Kinna. I promised both that I would get my copy this month so we could talk more about the author and his books. This book is not on my TBR but on the list of authors to look out for. The novel is published by Ayebia-Clarke.

The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangrembga: This is a sequel to Nervous Conditions, which I purchased last month or so. Why not read all the series in a book if one had access to them? Besides, I have also talked about this book. It is also published by Ayebia-Clarke.

Bu Me Bε, Proverbs of the Akans by Peggy Appiah, Kwame Anthony Appiah and Ivor Agyeman-Duah: This book is mainly a resource book. It contains proverbs of the Akans and I would be posting one proverb in its original form, English transliteration and how or when to use it. I believe that if I could write in English, I should also be able to write in Twi. This I haven't done and it is something I would love to change. Using folklores from one's origin helps spice one's writings. This book is also published by Ayebia-Clarke.

Proverb 1: εba a εka oni

If it comes it affects your relatives.
(Trouble which affects one person affects their whole family group). (Page 13 of Bu Me Bε)

I would quote a new proverb every Monday morning.


  1. What a great collection of new books! I really enjoyed Cry, The Beloved Country, and the others all sound great as well. Love that proverb, I'll be looking forward to hearing more.

  2. @Amy... thanks. The book contains of 7,000 proverbs hence I can supply one a week for over 7,000 weeks, which translates into about 125 years. lol.

  3. lol I hope we live long enough to see them all! Or at least some of the best ones :)

  4. @Amy... I hope so. lol. I would be selective

  5. Nana, I also like the proverb. This is a good initiative 'cus you would agree with me that not so many Ghanaians even know these proverbs. Also, great additions to your library.

  6. these look great! the proverb book looks interesting and fun; the paton is a classic and the rest look terrific, too! I read the paton in high school and remember it being quite moving.

  7. @Marie... Yes, the proverbs is going to be every Monday dubbed Monday Proverbs. lol. Paton is a classic I wouldn't go without.

  8. What an interesting list! Things Fall Apart and Cry, the Beloved Country were the first African novels I ever read, back in middle school. I've re-read Achebe quite often, but I must re-visit Paton now.

  9. @Niranjana... I am yet to read Paton. Would love to read what you think. thanks for your comment.

  10. Sounds like you have a lot of great reading ahead of you. Enjoy!


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