By Gordon Offin-Amaniampong
In a myriad of ways, prolific writer Gordon Offin-Amaniampong had never come across or seen ‘The Mega Basket ‘ (probably the size of a super shopping centre). It was the most sought after venue in town as its brand name seemed to have caught fire. Intrigued by its sheer size and all its acclaimed good stuff, the writer decided to explore.
It was a journey that appeared improbable from the beginning. But he would press on to the wire. He was seen by many walking the corridors of the powerful, trekking the boundaries of slum-lords, in bed with ‘Galamseyers’, as well as dabbling in politics, sports, life style and many more..
Oftentimes, it’s hard to find real good stuff at the right time. Why? They seem extinct like the pink-eyed forest dweller—Gerygone insularis or the Hawaiian honey creeper with a spectacular bill. But did Gordon find the Mega Basket? And was his find good enough to stand tall among the lot?
He calls his find: ‘Gordon’s Hodgepodge.’
‘Gordon’s Hodgepodge’: it’s a mega basket with all kinds of fruit put together. They include, feature articles, wise sayings, riddles, and short stories. It’s like shopping from one store to another at a mini plaza—-crisscrossing aisle by aisle, checking out the goodies at the same time doing people watching.
The stories are beautifully synchronised in a way to capture the readers’ attention.
Hodgepodge is also woven like ‘Kente’ a signature cloth by the people of Ghana in the West Africa region. The book hooks the reader up right from the get go. And one can’t drop it until one gets it all tasted and feel
It’s a must-read Book.