Jan 31, GNA – Mork Impression, a non-governmental organization, on Friday
launched two books titled: “Deep Thoughts From Within,” and “Fruits of a
Harvest, ” authored by Patrick Richard Okine, a poet in Accra.
Mork Impression spearheaded the book launch in collaboration with Pro-Lynk Media Consult, also a non-governmental organization, to give a new sense to African poetry.
Mr Okine, who mentioned some of the poems in the books as “Lock up your daughter”, “An infant love”, “Toy soldier” and “Holy Detox” said the books are less voluminous, allaying fears that a number of people are often put off when reading books with many pages.
However, the contents of the books and what impact it is capable of having on the reader, he said are most important.
Mrs Dzifah Gomashie-Ahiaglo, Deputy Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts, who performed the launch, said although it is perceived people do not like reading, she believes Patrick’s books will defy that perception, since it is “light, refreshing, and attractive” and can have positive impact on readers.
“I hope the next generation would find the inspiration they need in the two books”, she added.
Reverend Dr. Mrs Joyce Rosalind Aryee, former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce, urged Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of reading to broaden their knowledge horizon.
“Young ones with aim to be poets in future should work hard to lay the foundation because only hard work will make your dreams come true,” she said.
Professor Attukwei Okai, a poet, who chaired the function, said “to begin is to arrive and once a person has started, he has arrived, adding, “this is because even if it takes million years, the starter is going to arrive, and it is only the asleep that cannot arrive.”