Metty’s Favorites

A list of some of my all-time favorite things! 🙂


  1. The Bible – NLT, NIV, MSG, AMP (International)
  2. The Alchemist – Paolo Coelho
  3. Anthills of the Savannah – Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
  4. Half Of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
  5. Distant View of a Minaret – Alifa Rifaat (Egypt)
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini (Afghanistan)
  7. The Fault in our Stars – John Green (America)
  8. The Man who mistook his wife for a hat, and other stories – (America)
  9. The Emperor  of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee (Indian-American)
  10. Letters by Raina Maria Rilke (Bohemian-Austrian)
  11. My first coup d’état – John Dramani Mahama (Ghana)
  12. God’s Bits Of Wood – Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  13. No Sweetness Here & Other Stories – Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana)
  14. Crossbones – Nurrudin Farrah (Somalia)
  15. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again – Ola Rotimi (Nigeria)
  16. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens (Britain)
  17. Unwritten Letters to You – T.B. LaBerge (America)
  18. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde (Britain)

Favorite Poems:

  1. “If” by Rudyard Kipling
  2. “The Casualties” by John Pepper Clark
  3. “The Pharaonic Eagle” by Kwegyir Aggrey
  4. “All the World’s a Stage” by Shakespeare (in As You Like It”
  5. “Won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton
  6. “The Mesh” by Kwesi Brew
  7. “Learning to Love the Swamp” by Mary Oliver

Short Stories & Anthologies:

  1. My Parents’ Bedroom – Uwem Akpan
  2. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. The Place We Call Home and other poems – Kofi Anyidoho

Favorite Blogs:

  1. Nana Kofi Acquah – A Window to Ghana & Africa
  2. J.S. Park’s Tumblr
  3. T.B. Laberge Tumblr
  4. Yesdarlingido Tumblr
  5. Laura Lacquer (On Life in Medicine)
  6. Ghana I Love You!

Favorite Movies:

  1. Antwone Fisher
  2. Olympus Has Fallen
  3. Argo
  4. Maleficent
  5. Pray The Devil Back to Hell
  6. Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  7. The Great Debaters

Favorite Series:

  1. Roots by The History Channel
  2. Family Matters
  3. Diff’rent Strokes
  4. Grey’s Anatomy
  5. Scandal

Icons of Interest:

  1. MO (Michelle Obama)
  2. Christiane Amanpour
  3. Angela Rae
  4. Kerry Washington
  5. Oprah Winfrey

Yet to explore:

Current Reading list:

  1. Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
  2. The Clothes of Nakedness – Benjamin Kwakye
  3. Dreams in the Time of War by Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Kenya)
  4. Banned African Books (Because Forbidden fruit tastes sweetest ;D )

Current Watchlist:

  1. The Bang Bang Club – Steven Silver
  2. The Amazing Grace
  3. The Pledge – Ghana Will Not Burn
  4. An African Election
  5. Inale
  6. Doctor Bello
  7. Amina
  8. The Education of Auma Obama
  9. Reporting a Revolution
  10. Maami
  11. The Felistas Fable
  12. Sweetheart – Michael Matthews
  13. Faso Fani – The End of the Dream
  14. Soko (The Market)
  15. Inspector Lu


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