I wrote this poem ‘Read To My Mind’ when I was a teenager. I was inspired by the question Yahaya (our gardener, as he then was) asked me ‘are there people like me in the Whiteman’s land? Yahaya was a good natured man. Obviously reading enhances our intelligence and makes us more knowledgeable about the world around us. I was fortunate I had access to a vast library from a very young age, at home, and in school- ( again I was elected the library prefect in secondary school ) today I have large collection of books- canon, series, etc.
The last time I recited ‘Read To My Mind’ was at the official launch of The 10th Ghana International Book Fair at The British Council, Accra Ghana on 21/06/2011, Over 10 years ago.