Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Narrow Path

Francis Selormey (1927 - 1983) will probably be always remembered for his excellent novel, The Narrow Path. Selormey, a Ghanaian, was a novelist, teacher, scriptwriter and sports administrator. He attended a Catholic primary school and then St. Augustine's College, Cape Coast. He went on to study further at the University of Ghana and in Germany before becoming a teacher. He was an excellent Sports administrator. The Narrow Path: An African Childhood, was hailed by pundits as rather semi-autobiographical; a Bildungsroman of a Ghanaian school boy who is "caught between his love for an overly strict father who insists on Christian, Western ways and his own appreciation for other, traditional influences."

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