Lorrencia Nkrumah http://kut.org en An African Journalist's Take on the 2013 Texas Book Festival http://kut.org/post/african-journalists-take-2013-texas-book-festival <p><em>Lorrencia Nkrumah is a visiting journalist from Ghana, West Africa. As part of an international exchange program, she is in the KUT newsroom in Austin, Texas. This weekend, she took in the 2013 Texas Book Festival. “From my point of view it was phenomenal,” she says. “It has been two fun days of great books and wonderful authors amid good songs and nice cuisine.”</em></p><p>Thousands of people thronged this year’s Texas Book Festival at the State Capitol the last weekend of October.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual event honors and celebrates authors for their contributions to literature and ideas in the state of Texas.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:41:54 +0000 Lorrencia Nkrumah 9039 at http://kut.org An African Journalist's Take on the 2013 Texas Book Festival From Ghana to Austin: An African Journalist on ACL, Floods & More http://kut.org/post/ghana-austin-african-journalist-acl-floods-more <p><em>Each year, KUT is fortunate enough to host traveling journalists from around the world. Recently arrived in Austin is Lorrencia Nkrumah, a broadcast journalist at Citi 97.3 FM in the Republic of Ghana. What follows are her thoughts on her first weekend in Austin.&nbsp;</em></p><p>As a visiting journalist from Ghana, it is not surprising to wake up and find some parts of my capital <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accra">Accra</a> &ndash; or anywhere else, flooded. So when I came to the United States &ndash; and to Austin for the first time &ndash; I was a bit surprised by the rains that led to flooding in several areas.</p><p>In the midst of a multi- year drought, many locals were surprised too.</p><p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:54:59 +0000 Lorrencia Nkrumah 8933 at http://kut.org From Ghana to Austin: An African Journalist on ACL, Floods & More