Greetings From Ghana: An Englishman's Adventures from the City of Accra

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Author House, Jul 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Greetings from Ghana is a comical tale set in the city of Accra in 2002. Inspired by real life events this autobiographical novel is an action packed adventure of endless mishaps and mayhem. The story begins in the English countryside from where M. J. Poynter takes the reader on a rip-roaring journey into Ghana and through the bustling streets of Accra. Set in a tropical paradise under the blazing heat of the African sun, the author travels around the affluent suburbs, along the highways and into the city’s red-light districts. Here he meets an array of colourful characters who add to the story’s sense of mystery and intrigue. The author’s use of vivid description captures the vibrancy of African life and depicts the trials and tribulations which many of its people face. Told through a series of amusing anecdotes, Greetings from Ghana is an inventive tale which brings the city of Accra to life!

 

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ONE
1
TWO
9
THREE
19
FOUR
25
FIVE
33
SIX
44
SEVEN
52
EIGHT
66
NINE
76
TEN
90
ELEVEN
100
TWELVE
117
THIRTEEN
132
FOURTEEN
150
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About the author (2008)

M. J. Poynter is an English writer who grew up in South Africa during the years of apartheid. Having returned to the UK in the early 1990’s he spent several years studying at university and teaching at a college of further education. In 2002 he moved to Ghana in order to take up a teaching position at a small university college in Accra. During his stay the author traveled around the city meeting various people who would ultimately inspire him to write this novel.

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