Author Showcase: A.O. Abudu Ph.D.

The Visionary behind Fixing Ghana

We recently caught up with A.O. Abudu Ph.D., the visionary behind Fixing Ghana, and a plethora of other books.

Below is a summary of the conversation we had with A.O. Abudu:

Tell us, what inspired you to become an author?

For a person who has never had any high schooling, I felt that putting my ideas in books would be the fastest and least expensive strategy to inspire and share with fellow Africans and others elsewhere simple ideas that dramatically and positively changed my life forever.

What message are you sending your readers through your books?

Every human failing is the result of ignorance and by access to the right knowledge, every human problem or failure at both the personal and community level can be corrected to make life more exciting and enjoyable.

Tell us a little about your most recent book and why it is a must-read?

Based on more than 50 years of my practical field-oriented experience FIXING GHANA presents feasible solutions that would reverse common problems throughout Africa of economic and social stagnation or even retrogression.

Do you have any other books your readers can look forward to?

Resulting from persistent requests from family, readers and audiences that I have addressed, my current project involves: (a) having Amazon Kindle versions of some of the 18 books that I have published within the past two decades, and (b) an autobiography that would reveal how, from being born to illiterate parents in rural Ghana and having had only primary education, I filled in the intellectual gap through to being the first black person (so I was told) to have earned a PhD degree in economics from UCLA, later as an economics professor in the US, Chief Economist at Ghana’s central bank and several extra achievements.

Do you ever get writer's block and if so, how do you overcome that?

So far, no; my brains keep churning with a blitz of ideas seeking to be aired.

What book have you read that most influenced your life and why?

Ramtha: THE WHITE BOOK (available at: Every person on earth should read this book to discover how each of us is limitless in terms of realizing any desires or conditions whatsoever.

What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

Frankly, I have had none expressed to me so far, although there must be some, since none of us is perfect.

Keep up with A.O. Abudu Ph.D. on his Publish Wiz author page here.