don't worry, it wont eat up my valuable blogging time. it involves hitting up a certain used book store in downtown Accra and buying (unbeknownst to me) high-priced books for almost nothing. i was looking up links for my recently updated "five things that aren't mine (and i'm jealous)" (see sidebar), and it turns out i've bought a book that sells for $50 and another that's going for $30 (i paid 80 cents and $1.50, respectively). i also noticed the copy of "Turtle Island" that i bought was autographed by Gary Snyder himself.
i think i'd give all the profits i'm accidently accumulating to anyone who could explain how all these obscure American poetry books ended up in a West African discount bin.