The Story of The Boy in the Oversized Smock

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A lighthearted and compelling fiction depicting school memories in living color.

From author Kwame Frimpon comes a lighthearted and compelling tale that will surely entertain and provide readers a glimpse of a boy’s unique journey through life. Released through Xlibris, The Boy in the Oversized Smock is a perfect addition to anyone’s book collection.

The Boy in the Oversized Smock is the simple but powerful biographical story of Mensa. Mensa went to school under the colonial British educational system during the eventful post-independence years. The profession of his parents, who were both teachers, put him always on the move. But his problems of movement were compounded when his parents divorced. Eventually, he ended up in boarding school, and he loved it to death because the alternative was a nonexistent home life. The novel captures his life from school to school, hopping from home to home. It is mostly about boarding school life interlaced with wicked humor. A parallel poignant story is the story of kids from broken homes, especially the one in which the woman plays the role of the vanished parent.

Readers will find this book absorbing as it offers brilliant insights about life and few of its complexities. For more information on The Boy in the Oversized Smock, log on to

About the Author
Kwame Frimpon has been on the move for the greater part of his life. He has had a stint in many educational institutions in different countries among which are the following:
Apam Secondary School, Ghana; St. Teresa’s College, Nigeria; John Tyler Community College, Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia; and the University of Phoenix Online. He also worked in corporate America as a senior analyst at Circuit City, Richmond, Virginia, and with HNTB Corporation (Formerly Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff) an architecture and engineering consulting firm at their branch in Wayne, New Jersey. Currently, he is a lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana.

The Boy in the Oversized Smock * by Kwame Frimpon
School Memories in Living Color
Publication Date: June 10, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 520 pages; 978-1-4500-7759-0
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 520 pages; 978-1-4500-7760-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4500-7761-3

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