World class IT- service provider, West Blue Consulting, has embarked on the e-Ananse project that seeks to revitalize the reading culture in Ghana by providing the needed tools to the public to compete in the 21st century.
West Blue Consulting intends to give access to high quality, contemporary literature, state of the art computing facilities and world class literary events.
The General Manager for Operations of West Blue, Kingsley Abeyei disclosed that this initiative is one that is dear to the founder of the company, Valentina Mintah whose vision has been to create an environment in which Ghanaians feel supported and inspired to become more literate individuals through the development of e-Ananse libraries throughout the country.
“It is an ongoing project with one here, in Osu and one at Legon but I’m sure with time you will see more of such things being rolled out throughout the country,” he disclosed.
He also revealed that the name e-Ananse was chosen to convey the message of originality and belief in African literature, and the need to inculcate certain classic methods of storytelling back into the current generation.
According to Sylvia Arthur, the Project Consultant, E-Ananse libraries feature Afrocentric collection of contemporary and classic fiction and non-fiction by African writers, an e-Ananse technology hub equipped with state of the art internet enabled PCs, an Ananse Amphitheatre all managed by a highly professional staff.
“When you come into an e-Ananse library, you will know you entering a space in which African writers and writers of African descent. Their work is valued which is unlike many other libraries not just in Ghana but around the world as well,” she explained.
Currently, e-Ananse libraries are conveniently located in Osu and Legon so that people in Accra can get easy access to them.