The second edition of the e-Ananse book reading session at the Baby Nest in Osu was filled with thrilling informative discussions.

 

The event which was held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 7 pm had the author of ‘Of Women of Frogs’, Madam Bisi Adjapong took them through her novel.

 

The event which is the first of its kind in Ghana is initiated by West Blue Consulting; an Information Technology (IT) company is with the aim of reintroducing readers to African culture with the use of Ghana’s Kwaku Ananse folklore.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

Madam Adjapong also took the audience through sex education, how to promote quality education, increase the quality of life and general well-being, eradicating ignorance of early pregnancy, poverty and disease among other topics.

 

”The subject of sex and gender disparity has always fascinated me. But I didn’t want a didactic book. I wanted to entertain and touch hearts. I wanted to write the kind of book I loved to read, a book featuring a woman who is intelligent, well-educated, funny, and romantic and has a healthy libido for sex education,” Madam Adjapong said.

 

Reading Culture

Madam Bisi Adjapong at the reading session backed efforts in promoting reading through public libraries by West Blue Consulting Company.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

She believes that such opportunities offer school children the chance to come closer to books and also enable them to have the opportunity to choose from among a variety of books.

She observed that the choice of a particular profession for any individual begins at an early stage of human development, and therefore such opportunities contribute to the decision that they would make in the future.

 

She, therefore, charged parents, guardians, opinion leaders, the media and all stakeholders at the gathering to play a role in ensuring that children cultivate the habit of reading to actively participate in the ‘e-Ananse Library’ project.

 

e-Ananse Library Mission

The e-Ananse Libraries are to help revitalize Ghana’s reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st Century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events.

 

Bisi Adjapong at E-Ananse Book Reading

 

Each library has an e-Ananse technology hub, christened the Innovation Hub, which is equipped with internet-enabled computers which would give library-members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.

 

West Blue Consulting Company aims at using the concept to help improve the standard of education in the country.

 

General Manager, Mr. Kingsley Abeyieh revealed the libraries are opened every Tuesdays to Fridays from 12 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm.

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