The Palmwine Drinkard is Book for June #WPGHBOOKCLUB

The Book Discussion Club of the Writers Project of Ghana has selected the stunning novel “The Palmwine Drinkard” by Nigerian Amos Tutuola as book for their June discussion. The main discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 6 – 7 PM, at the University of Ghana, Legon.

As you may be aware, the Twitter version of the physical meet-up is a week before 25 June. We anticipate the date for the Twitter discussion of “The Palmwine Drinkard” will be on Thursday, 20 June from 6 – 7 PM.

In line with the format which the Writers Project announced the May event, we can expect the date of the discussion, among other details, to be announced on Twitter via the organisation’s Twitter page (@writersPG). If you are on Twitter, be on the look out for this, or search the hashtag #wpghbookclub and #TPD (for The Palmwine Drinkard).

Already, we have seen the hashtags flying around on Twittersphere, with many readers talking about venues for the sale of the books. Only today, we saw a tweet from @mnhye which quoted the opening sentence of the classic novel. Another tweep and #wpghbookclub-er @amma_konadu was caught talking about how her mother loved this incredulous book.

You can pick up your copy of “The Palmwine Drinkard” from the University of Ghana bookshop at Legon (and its annexes at the Jones Quartey Building JQB at Legon and Accra City Campus) and Sytris bookshop at Osu. Hurry, we hear it’s running out. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle too.

To participate on Twitter: tweet your intention to @writersPG (they will reserve a tweet reminder for you) or simply tweet quotes from the novel or your impressions about it using the hashtags #wpghbookclub and #TPD.
To participate in the meet-up at Legon: email the coordinator

We wish you a happy reading and discussion.


WPG Book Discussion Club Picks Bessie Head’s A Question of Power

The Writers Project of Ghana (WPG) Book Discussion Club, a monthly book club, has selected the novel A Question of Power by South African writer, Bessie Head, as the book for their May discussion at the University of Ghana campus. The discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, 28 May 2013, from 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM.

Information available to Creative Writing Ghana indicates that the WPG is in the final stages of holding discussions on social media platforms on books selected by the Book Discussion Club. The discussion will start with Twitter most likely this month, ahead of the main discussion on 28 May. The official Twitter account of WPG – @writersPG – as well as the hashtag #wpgbookclub, will be used to coordinate the discussion. We expect the group to announce a date for discussion on the novel so be on the look out.

The Book Discussion Club is a closed event because of its nature; however, it is open to all readers to join the discussion at the Legon campus of the University of Ghana. Earlier this year, the Book Discussion Club launched an initiative to use Skype (add wpgbookclub) as an additional tool in order to expand the discussion to online platforms and to reach readers who would wish to participate, but cannot be physically present.

To join the discussion of A Questions of Power, email the coordinator: . You can pick up copies of the novel at the University of Ghana bookshop or on Amazon and join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #wpgbookclub or tweet your thoughts and comments at the WPG account @writersPG .