After storming some selected bookstores in Accra, I got myself some interesting books. Now, I made sure I acquired equal numbers of African and Non-African books so as to get a balance. Here is a list of the books:
India: A Million Minutes Now by V.S Naipaul – The issue at stake here is that I have never read any book by Naipaul but I have heard a great deal of reviews of some of his major works like the Booker winning book In a Free State and A Bend in a River.
The Book of Not by Tsitsi Dangarembga – If you have been following me, you would realized that I have read and enjoyed her first book, Nervous Conditions; a book that dealt very much with issues of the girl child. The Book of Not is a sequel to Nervous Conditions and so I hope to enjoy this one also.
Last Orders by Graham Swift – By now, you should know my dream to reading every single booker winning book. Last Orders won the 1996 Booker Prize and I hope to enjoy this also and close the gap being the remaining Booker winners to be read.
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – This book is all over the place and getting good reviews. I would want to find out what it is about it that many readers have come to like it.
Dew in the Morning by Shimmer Chinodya – After reading Harvest of Thorns, I fell in love with this author. This is his first book and I learnt he wrote it at the age of nineteen. I am eager to find out the mind of the then nineteen year old story writer.
A Squatter’s Tale by Ike Oguine – I love Nigerian authors and have read a great deal from Nigerian authors but have not yet read any from this author. ‘Why not try him?’ I asked myself at the bookstore and that led me purchasing this book.
A Cowrie of Hope by Binwell Sinyangwe – This is a novel written by a Zambian. I have not yet touched any book from that country and so I hope to enjoy this one.
I guess I did make good purchasing here? What do you think? Do you have any knowledge about any of these books? I want to hear your thoughts?