Books: FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen

Title: Freedom Author: Jonathan Franzen Genre: Fiction Published: 2010 Inspired me to learn about: Carving out character descriptions through the use of first, second and third person narration. Jonathan Franzen weaves an intricate tale in Freedom; which although does not have a plot that grabs, it held my attention sufficiently because of its almost mundane subject…

What do I write?

I was at a Ghana Women Writers Forum a while back – a group that meets regularly for book readings, critique evenings and anything literary-related,  and the question that kept coming up all evening was: What do you write? A fitting question of course, given the milieu, the writer’s equivalent of being asked: What do you do…

Land of the Rising Sun

My thoughts are with the people of Japan in the aftermath of the most powerful earthquake to hit their country in recorded history, and the resulting tsunami. Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, whose depiction of the ‘Great Wave‘ a wood block print done between 1830 and 1833 has become topical in the midst of Japan’s disaster.

A great place to be a woman

According to the World Economic Forum, Lesotho is ranked first in Africa in bridging the gender gap, and eighth in the world ahead of Britain and the U.S. In a study using criteria that included, economic participation, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment the Mountain Kingdom fared exceptionally well.