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Manu Herbstein: The Literary Revival in Accra, Ghana

Brave Music of a Distant DrumMy First Coup D\'EtatManu Herbstein, author of the newly released Brave Music of a Distant Drum and winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, has given Books LIVE readers the first peek at his essay on the revival of literary activity in Accra, which will be published in the 2012 Ghana Studies Association newsletter.

Herbstein, a South African-born Ghanaian citizen, notes that the revival coincides with the appointment of John Dramani Mahama as the president of Ghana this year. Mahama is a member of the Ghana Association of Writers, an avid reader and author of My First Coup D’Etat:

Literary Scene in Accra by Manu Herbstein

AMAThe Place We Call Home and Other PoemsBetween SistersA Festschrift for Ama Ata AidooDiplomatic Pounds Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives Volume 1Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives Volume 2Tail of the Blue BirdPowder NecklaceThe Twelfth HeartThrough the Gates of ThoughtDefinition of a MiracleA Sense of SavannahThe Chicken ThiefDreams, Miracles and JazzJourneySearch Sweet CountryGhana Must GoThe Mystery of the Haunted HouseDiaries of a Dead AfricanThe Ghost of Sani Abacha

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  • Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives Volume 1 edited by Kofi Anyidoho, Helen Lauer
    EAN: 9789988647339
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  • Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives Volume 2 edited by Kofi Anyidoho, Helen Lauer
    EAN: 9789988647711
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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    December 20th, 2012 @05:47 #
     
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    Fascinating to find out what's going on in other places. Thanks for posting this!

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    December 20th, 2012 @07:04 #
     
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    It's a treat, isn't it? Thanks to Manu Herbstein for permission to publish it!

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