- “our country Ghana, needs total cleansing and a political, economic, mental and religious REBOOT”. If it doesn’t happen, we will continue in this sorry circus of musical chairs. It’s the blunt truth that begs the question – if your vote could be the key to that reboot – would you use it?"
Ghanaian author and international development expert, Marricke K. Gane, this past Sunday, gave away copies of his latest book – ‘7 Dwarves & A Bridge.
Formatted in PDF form for easy downloading and reading, the initial giveaway went to over four hundred recipients, who signed up for copies via WhatsApp. A subsequent download was made available via a download site, but that offer has since expired.
7 Dwarves & A Bridge - Marricke K. Gane
However, you can download your personal copy by clicking on the download link at the bottom of this page.
According to him, the book, the shortest of his writing career, is a hard hitting treatise, aimed at bringing us face to face with the very things - personal, cultural and political - that we often shy away from, the very things that keep us from getting where we want to get to, as a people.
Touching on the book’s possible impact on readers, he stated that:
“I hope we all see ourselves in one or more of the 7 Dwarves represented in this work. I hope we walk away empowered to realise that the power needed for Ghana's change is in our individual hands. I hope we walk away troubled - to rise above politics, tribalism and self.”
On whether he thinks ordinary Ghanaians are unaware of the several issues raised in his book, he opined that, “It is more than likely readers are aware of the content, but perhaps NOT the perspectives from which I bring them to the fore. And perspective is everything!”
Below is an excerpt from the book:
"We need to understand this one thing: that no one will make Ghana great for us and leave it in a state that will continue to serve our best interests; that in the world we live in, there are no such things as friends – every country, behind the facade of cordiality, seeks their best interests – we MUST too.
The world is a business place – our ignorance, intentional or feigned will always be other’s opportunity.
We need to understand this one thing: that the rot won’t stop, the plunder won’t stop, insofar as the benefits of gaining from doing wrong far outstrip the risks of losing while doing so – the rot will only stop if we guarantee the risks of disproportionate loss for every wrong done and doable.
We need to understand this one thing: that perhaps the bluntest truth in the era of our last 6 decades is this – “our country Ghana, needs total cleansing and a political, economic, mental and religious REBOOT”. If it doesn’t happen, we will continue in this sorry circus of musical chairs. It’s the blunt truth that begs the question – if your vote could be the key to that reboot – would you use it?" - Page 18
Click on the link below for your copy.