The letter I received from a government company was easy. “Dear Phillip Nyakpo,” it began.

By the time I read the primary sentence, I knew it was severe.

“I’m writing to you from the State Library of Western Australia regarding your publication, Absolute Radio: The Inspiring Story of the First Private Radio in Ghana’s Western Region.”

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“That was fast,” I told myself after studying that line. I released Absolute Radio worldwide on 6 September 2022, and the letter from the government company got here on 15 September, simply 9 days later (You can obtain your personal copy right here) or seek for “Absolute Radio book”

“This system has a way of tracking activities and people,” I believed.

The entrance to the State Library of Western Australia in Perth the place I deposited my e book, Absolute Radio, to fulfil a legal obligation

The obligation

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The letter from the State Library of Western Australia continued, “As you are publishing in Western Australia you are required, under Legal deposit legislation, to deposit one copy with the State Library within 30 days of publication.”

In that quick sentence, I realised for the primary time that I had a “legal obligation “because of publishing the e book – and I had no thought.

I used to be surprised.

The subsequent sentence within the letter was nonetheless comforting.

“Your deposit enables us to create and preserve our heritage collection of Western Australian material.”Absolute Radio Phillip Nyakpo

The e book Absolute Radio is usually “an African material.” The story comes from the culturally trendy twin metropolis of Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana. Having written the e book after 15 years of steady residency in Australia, the work certified as a publication that was not simply published in Australia, however has a traceable Australian DNA.

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