qA fifty year odyssey of a man who dared to ventureq aptly describes this book which recounts the life, loves, escapades and exploits of Sylvester A. Mensah, the man, scholar, technocrat, politician, and family man, qraw and uncutq This engrossing narrative, which draws on autobiographical sketches, takes the reader on an exciting journey through the vicissitudes of life lived in familial and other settings, for the most part in Ghana. Like all life stories, it has the element of a roller-coaster of highs and lows; a story of fortitude in the face of difficulty and of triumph of the human spirit over adversity. In a sense it is everyman's story, and yet unique, as it resonates with the human experience. the elevation of hope over despair, the realisation of more auspicious circumstances against the odds, spiced up with snippets of mischief and intrigue, make this a riveting read. Refreshingly candid, this autobiography pulls the curtains back on untold gripping encounters of his life and intriguing accounts of chess-like manoeuvres in the corridors of politics which leave the reader spellbound, but also cheering for the underdog. Sylvester leaves no stone unturned in this panoramic account of five decades of an eventful life of purposeful adventure. It is a must-read.All those who had come prepared to fight and to create commotion realised that there was nothing to fight for; I had taken the wind right out of their sails! ... The youth were also interested because I had their full, even unanimous support.
|Title||:||In the Shadows of Politics|
|Author||:||Sylvester A. Mensah|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2013-12|