Review of Sebitically Speaking – Mary Ayim Segbefia

Nana Awere Damoah has a way with words. His writing is deep and creative, which paints a vivid picture of what he is addressing, and, of course, makes the reader yearn to know what happens next. In his book Sebitically Speaking, Nana Awere Damoah writes about everyday issues of life with regards to governance, citizenship, finance, religion, power crisis, among others, in such a critical but humorous manner which makes the reader reflect on the happenings around. His use of proverbs and wise sayings gives me a nostalgic feeling of reading Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

I am particularly amused about his experiences with Okada in Amalaman, the Ghanaian Attitude to time, and the Promise and Fail syndrome. I was also tickled by Deadlines on Wheels, Creating a new family brand and The power behind the platform performance.

This book makes reading pleasurable. Sebitically Speaking is a source of motivation and a reflective piece for people who want a change in attitude to negativities. It will help people struggling with procrastination and inability to meet deadlines and targets; it will also help journalists follow up on stories and promises made by politicians and other service providers. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to de-stress in a critical yet humorous manner.

Mary Ayim Segbefia, Assistant Lecturer, NAFTI

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