Mahama begins book-reading tour

Former President John Dramani Mahama will Tuesday, 28 March, begin a series of lectures at various universities in the country and also begin a round of readings from his book titled “My First Coup d’État and Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa”.

Mr Mahama announced the event in a tweet.

He said: “Starting a round of readings from my book and a series of university lectures this Tuesday, first at my alma mater University of Ghana”.

My First Coup d’État and Other True Stories From the Lost Decades of Africa, Mr Mahama’s first book and memoir, was published by Bloomsbury on 3 July 2012.

In the book, Mr Mahama recalls being the son of an affluent government minister who spent his childhood shuttling between his elite boarding school, Achimota School in Accra, and his many homes in his father’s chauffeur-driven cars.

He recalls in its first chapter the day in 1966 when he learned of the ousting of Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, in a military coup and how his father suddenly went missing, not knowing he had been imprisoned for more than a year.

Mr Mahama’s reading will take place at the J.H Kwabena Nketia Conference Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, at exactly 3:00pm.

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