From the author of The Alchemist comes another riveting novel, Manuscript Found in Accra. Here, Paulo Coelho creates a work of fiction that combines love, mystery and philosophy in a single narrative. The book has been structured in such a way that it can be read in fragments, which can then be shared easily. Published on 1st February, 2013, the edition of the book is in the English language.
Paulo Coelho is one of the world's most popular novelists. His books are widely read by people interested in the various philosophies of life and self-improvement techniques. He has been the recipient of several international awards, among which the Crystal Award as given by the World Economic Forum deserves special mention. One of his most famous novels, The Alchemist, has been translated into 67 languages and has sold numerous copies worldwide. Most Paulo Coelho books deal with psychology of the human minds and philosophies of life. In Manuscript Found in Accra, Paulo Coelho has tried to make a powerful and timeless exploration of everyday wisdom, personal growth and joy.
The story of the novel states that for over 700 years, a manuscript lay buried underground in a cave in Cairo. When this manuscript is unearthed from the caves, it is found that it holds the answers to the questions of the citizens of Accra. Many centuries ago, Accra was invaded, but on the eve of the invasion citizens of the city gathered before a mysterious man, named Copt, to share their fears and find the answers to their deepest and most important questions. Copt delivers insights on solitude, loss, loyalty and courage to those people. His preaching is later transcribed for the generations to come. Thus, when going through the book readers discover a lot about everyday joy, wisdom and personal growth.
Readers find Manuscript Found in Accra engaging, given its peaceful messages put in simple language. The book contains various trials and tribulations that people have to go through each and every day, and the larger question that dominate their minds. In addition to the story, the structure of the book has also been praised as unique. This is a 208 page paperback and the ISBN 10 number is 0007520506 and the ISBN 13 is 9780007520503.