Librarians reading Elechi Amadi's The Great Ponds in in Upper East, Ghana

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A fantastic novel, and the librarians have been enjoying the discussion of how two communities ripped themselves apart over control of the great ponds.  A sad tale, masterfully written by Elechi Amadi, the little-known contemporary of Chinua Achebe.  Both writers' novels are among the best ever in terms of classic, well-written tales. Once you start reading, hard to stop, and the plots unfold.


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Books, reading, and libraries relevant to Africa by Michael Kevane, co-Director of FAVL and economist at Santa Clara University.

Other contributors include Kate Parry, FAVL-East Africa director, FAVL Burkina Faso representative Koura Donkoui, FAVL Burkina Faso program manager Krystle Nanema, and FAVL friends Emilie Crofton and Elisee Sare.

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