Accra Book Festival hunts for 27 best Ghanaian books

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The Accra International Book Festival (AIBF) is marking the 27th anniversary of the Fourth Republic by crowdsourcing a list of the best Ghanaian books.

Labelled #AIBF27BOOKS, the campaign seeks to celebrate 27 most essential books written by Ghanaians since 1992.

Books of all genres, ranging from fiction to non-fiction written by Ghanaians and published in 1992 or later fall within the campaign.

Readers have two months to nominate their favourite titles on the AIBF website to mark the milestone in the life of the Fourth Republic.

All nominations should be sent to info@accrabookfest.com. The campaign ends on Friday, March 8, 2019.

This year marks the 27th birthday of the Fourth Republic ushered in by the 1992 Constitution.

It has been by far the longest Republic, with the closest being the First Republic which lasted for six years.

In a bid to trace the changes that have taken place in Ghana so far, the AIBF has launched the campaign to tap into the favourites, passion, and enthusiasm of Ghanaians

“It is a search for the verdict of the reading public on the cultural, political, social and economic development of Ghana since 1992,” the AIBF in a statement Monday said.

“We want the list to start a never-ending, thought-provoking conversation about Ghana’s future, prompting the change the citizens want,” the statement added.

The selected titles will be discussed and celebrated at a special event hosted by the AIBF and its partners on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

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