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African Punctuality

By Dr. Gabriel Amoateng-Boahen


The title of this book has evolved through my critical observation over the years about how some Africans, both home and in the diaspora, handle time. Time is central, critical, and crucial to our human existence. The Creator- God respected time very much in the creation account in Genesis Chapters 1 and 2.

Time maximization and utilization leads to development and progress. Conversely, the misuse and misappropriation of time is “friendly” to poverty. The twenty-four hours divided into three segments of discussion and analysis in this book of mine tell the full story.

What is “African Punctuality?” it is more than you think. Read more about it in this book.

Lord Chesterfield, a British Statesman (1694-1773), says, “Know the true value of time, snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”

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