US Embassy in Ghana organizes first book discussion
History would be made today Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Ghana when about 80 to 90 people gather at the US Embassy in Accra to discuss a book – “Dreams from my father”, by President Barack Obama. The event is the first by the Embassy in Ghana.
“I’m excited about this event today, especially the diversity of the people who will be present,” Myra Michele Brown, Regional Officer in charge of the libraries in West Africa at the Embassy told ghanabusinessnews.com on the phone.
She believes the choice of President Obama’s book is significant because it tells about his search for his roots as an African-American, who is also “the most successful.”
The colourfully written, gripping book by President Obama, reveals the inner thoughts of a man who sought to reconcile his race, personality, personal calamities and the times in which he found himself. The book also shows a man who in discovering his roots and humanity wanted to impact the entire human race in a more positive way.
The event starts at 2:00pm, and it is by invitation.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi