On January 12, 2011, I made a post on the ‘Top ten Books I Resolve to Read in 2011‘. This was the topic chosen for that particular week for all those who had signed-up for the weekly meme created at the Broke and the Bookish.
Instead of coming up with a list of ten, I stated categorically that:
‘My top ten books I resolve to read in 2011 would be picked from selections of books by J.M Coetzee. I loved my first read ‘Disgrace’ and since then have resolved to read most of his books. If there is any appropriate phrase to describe Coetzee and his works, I would say that ‘he does not waste words’.’
I love Coetzee and his works but I am afraid access to his books here in Ghana is just too, too, too difficult to come by. I have stormed almost every major bookstore in Accra (the capital city of Ghana) yet cannot find any of his books. I remember the way I came by his book ‘Disgrace‘ – I bought it from a vendor selling on the floor in the capital streets of Accra. Ever since, I have been searching along such streets and floors in Accra to see if I could be that lucky again. But… I have not been lucky any longer. Oh!!
Please, if anybody knows where I can get copies of works by J.M Coetzee (Disgrace not inclusive), he/she should inform me so that I can rush there as soon as possible. Or, better still, if any generous person can send me any of Coetzee’s books he/she has in possession, I would be very glad.
I seriously need Coetzee’s books so as to fulfill my resolutions for the year 2011.
Thank You All!