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The Narrow Path (African Writers) Paperback – January 1, 1982

ISBN-13: 978-0435905804 ISBN-10: 0435905805

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Francis Selormey was born near Keta on the coast of Ghana in 1927. He was educated in Roman Catholic primary schools as well as at St Augustine's College, Cape Coast. He studied physical education in Ghana and Germany and for seven years taught the subject at St Francis Teacher Training College, Hohoe. Later, he became Senior Regional Sports Organiser for the Ghana Central Organisation of Sport and was for a time Head of this Orgranisation. In time, however, he began to concentrate more and more on writing. His work included features and script writing for the Ghana Film Corporation, and he was responsible for the scripts of two films, Towards a United Nation and The Great Lake.Francis Selormey died in 1983 having spent the last years of his life in farming.
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Product Details

  • Series: African Writers
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann (January 1, 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0435905805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435905804
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,149,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Maurice Williams on August 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
"The Narrow Path" is the coming of age story of a young Ghanaian boy during 1920's colonial rule. Selormey, via the main character Kofi, takes us on an educational and cultural journey as Kofu tries to navigate through childhood and adolescence under the rigid cultural and religious guidance of his father. Kofi's story is told in the tradition of the African fable. The novel is well paced with clear and concise prose. The language is vernacularly accurate and easily absorbed by the reader. I read the book prior to vacationing in Ghana. I hoped to get primed for the cultural experience prior to my trip. During my stay, I found that much of the tradition captured in the novel is still in practice today. Excellent reading material for students and readers of all ages. Enjoy!
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By Amazon Customer on March 23, 2015
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This book was required reading for English Literature in my first year in high school. This story stayed with me..... and over the years I would think about the characters. The impact of this book I can't really explain... maybe because it was because it gave a voice to my black ancestors that I have never heard in literature before. It"s thought provoking and deep and provided a real feel of life outside of the Caribbean and to the literature of which we were previously exposed. A great novel!
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