Year of Publication: 2010
When I first set eyes on this book in the bookstore, I flipped through the pages until I realized that the book was both printed and published in Ghana. I was utterly overjoyed. Why? The Ghanaian publishing industries, in recent times, have come under severe criticism by the public for not publishing enough books of quality standard hence the low patronage. But if anything is go by, I think it was the cover of the book that drew my attention.
Well, this is a novel that focuses on campus life and more or less, one for young adults. The writer narrates the story by the use of the first person narrative and this captures the reader’s attention as if it was addressing the reader. The writing is very simple and the story straight-forward and it is one very synonymous to life issues, situations and events that often occurs among young adults at Senior High Schools in Ghana.
Synopsis from the back cover:
‘Wendy is a promising young lady and the only daughter of a wealthy couple. Her ambitions of achieving something meaningful in life seemed on course until she gave in to the so-called ‘Campus Love’ characterized by trust. This trust was eventually betrayed by Chris, her boyfriend in Senior High School, in spite of the numerous sacrifices she had to make for him.’
The author is also a campaigner for creating awareness for the need to developing the habit of reading among the youth and I liked a quote from page 149:
‘No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time to read or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.’– Atwood H. Townsend.
Geosi will be interviewing this author very soon!
Being a debut novel, I strongly believe that this novel should be commended.