When experienced people write about their younger years, they sometimes process their stories so much that the book becomes too refined to be authentic.
This is where Wofa Baaye’s ‘Out and About- Travel and See’, stands out as an authentic account of real life events.
Years ago, when Wofa left his native Ghana in search of a better life, he experienced many things on a sojourn that took him to several countries all over the world. In this book, Wofa offers the world a flashback of stories from his outstanding experiences.
Some of the stories he tells are lighthearted – like the rowdy youngsters at a British train station, and others are bloodcurdling- like the neighbour who killed his wife for money.
The writing in the 135-page book is straight to the point, and each chapter tells one complete story. This design makes for easy reading, and even a busy reader will finish a couple of chapters with little effort.
Wofa’s strengths are his breadth, the sheer number of countries his stories come from, an appreciation of world affairs that allow him to place his stories in a global context, and the fact that he actually experienced everything himself. As a result, this book is an authentic work that many Africans or other immigrants, living home and abroad, will instantly relate to.
For a first time author, Wofa deserves praise. He has shown clearly, just like the book title goes, that indeed, he was out and about; he did travel, and he did see.
‘Out and About’ is available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/22q0Rdt
For paper copies, reach the author on +233 054 188 4405