General News of Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The e-Ananse project powered by West Blue Consulting has kicked off with the organization of a book reading event, at the cutting edge e-Ananse library facility in Accra which saw decent participation from the book-loving public.
The event was characterized by a Ghanaian author, Bisi Agyapon narrating portions of her novel, Of Women and frogs in front of the audience in an intimate setting which was to exemplify traditional story telling methods.
Bisi Agyapong, the guest author at the event, described the initiative as opportune and entreated Ghanaians to take advantage of the facility she described as ideal for readers. “The facility is cutting-edge and the location is ideal where all the hubs in Accra are situated.”
Sylvia Arthur, Project Consultant of the e-Ananse initiative expressing the passion of West Blue for the initiative, revealed that the e-Ananse libraries would not be confined to Accra alone but will soon be expanded across the country to revitalize the reading culture in an African way.
“The future of the library is that we definitely hope to expand not just in Accra but in all the other regions around Ghana as well to bring love of reading and storytelling to more children and more adults across the whole of the country. We really strive to preserve the Ghanaian story telling heritage,” she said.
She said the book reading event would not be a one-day wonder, but aside that, many other engaging events would be organized several periods of every month and urged the Ghanaian youth to associate themselves strongly with such a laudable initiative that will go a long way to preserve the African heritage.
“I would like Ghanaians to remember our heritage as natural storytellers and to remember our love of books and reading because that’s the way to go far and further in society,” Sylvia Arthur said.
To become a member of an e-Ananse library, an adult would have to register with only 20 Ghana Cedis and 10 Ghana Cedis for children, and this covers the entire year. A registered member of the e-Ananse gets access to all the books and state of art learning equipment in the library facility.