Remember that old saying that if you want to hide something from a black man you should put it in a book? Well, we all know now that that one is just rubbish. We love to read!
And publishing in Africa has begun to thrive, publishers pumping out book after book. Our reading culture has gone through the roof, with book clubs meeting in bars and even on social media every weekend.
To make sure some books don’t fly below your radar, to point you toward the right direction, BellaNaija will be bringing one to your notice every month.
This month, we’ve selected Ghanaian author Ayesha Harruna Attah‘s novel The Hundred Wells of Salaga.
Ayesha Harruna Attah, in The Hundred Wells of Salaga, gives us a glimpse into the lives of women in pre-colonial Ghana. Through an immersive journey into the lives of two women, Amina and Wurche, she exposes us to so many emotions – love, turmoil, desire, pain … For this experience, and more, we’ve selected The Hundred Wells of Salaga as BN Book of The Month.
You can catch up on all our previous BN Books of the Month since January here.