Ace Journalist and General Secretary of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Edmund Kofi Yeboah has launched his debut book into the Ghanaian market.
Titled “Perils and Pearls …. Scrambles of a Stammering Scribe”, the autobiography of the renowned journalist talks about his life experiences, including the bittersweet experiences gathered in his 25years in the Journalism fraternity.
The twelve chapters and 248-page book provide an insightful tour of the author’s perspective and life experience of the Ghanaian media landscape, newsroom experiences, and the politics therein.
Perils and Pearls also take readers back to Kofi Yeboah’s early school days at Osu Salem in Accra, the beginning of his media career at Ghana Palaver among other intriguing real-life memories.
“The book offers great lessons for journalists and writers, a moral compass to families and a slice of the good and the ugly of media institutions in Ghana. You would weep and laugh through the Perils and Pearls of Kofi’s life. The warrior writer, nevertheless, gives hope to the future” a review of the book by Martin Segtub, a Lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Department of Public Relations reads.
A Lecturer at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, Baaba Cofie also had this to say about the book: “His book Perils and Pearls promises to be just like him- human, mischievous and entertaining. He gave me a sneak peek and I can’t wait to dig in. His 24-year journey in Journalism and the many sweet and sour experiences of a vocal man who desires to make a difference in his country is a must-read for everyone“.
My Life Experience is Worth Sharing – Kofi Yeboah
Speaking at the launch of the book at the GNAT Hall in Accra, the journalist who doubles as a Lecturer at the Wisconsin International University College, Ghana said he believed his life story was worth sharing hence the decision to pen down his experiences over the years.
“After 25 years of journalism practice across virtually all the areas of the local media landscape, I believe I have gained a unique experience in the profession worth sharing,” he said.
“The book will serve as a living document of my professional career for the benefit of present and future generations,” he said.
Kofi Yeboah indicated that the book would propel students journalists and others who were already in the profession to pursue and achieve career goals through professionalism, dedication, hard work, and commitment to service.
Write to Inspire Others to Achieve Excellence – Kabral Blay-Amihere
The Vice-President of Council on Foreign Relations – Ghana, Ambassador Kabral Blay- Amihere, the special guest of honour of the event, said everyone has valuable life lessons deserving to be shared irrespective of age and number of years experience one had to acquire in life and in the field of work.
He has, therefore, called on professionals to write to inspire others who desire to attain the excellence they have achieved.
“We need to write to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professions. We need to develop the practice of writing our memoirs,” the former Chairman of the National Media Commission said.