Veteran journalist and one-time Journalist of the Year, Ms. Ajoa Yeboah-Afari gave 200 copies of her novel, Conversations With My Father, to the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA). The 200 books will be stocked at all 61 libraries currently being managed by GhLA in Ghana.
The 300-page book documents the life of Mr. Kwame Boahene Yeboah-Afari, a young political activist who was instrumental in the creation of the Brong Ahafo Region and who became Ghana’s first Minister of Agriculture and Brong Ahafo’s first Regional Commissioner.
Originally launched in November 2017 by Former President John Kufuor, the book addresses matters of patience, perseverance and love and service to humanity.
Ms. Yeboah-Afari, who is also President of the Editors Forum Ghana, recalled in conversations with Daily Graphic that she used to be a regular user of the Accra Central Library during her youthful days.
Ms. Yeboah-Afari had also been a regular in the children’s section of the Maida Vale Library in West London, the British Council Library and the US Information Service (USIS) Library in Accra.
When she published her fathers biography in 2017, she decided it was time to move on from being a user to a supplier. Ms. Afari-Yeboah hopes that her gesture would encourage other writers to also donate some of their books to enrich GhLA’s collection.
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