Jimmy Gyasi Boateng Announces Release of ‘What’s Up?’

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New book helps secondary English speakers find a voice in their new home

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You can find out exactly what people are saying and know how you can join the conversation after reading my book,” says Boateng. “By understanding the language and employing it properly, you can start down a path that will lead to success.

In “What’s Up?: Vocabulary for Those New to the United States, Volume II” (published by iUniverse), author Jimmy Gyasi Boateng’s new vocabulary book, readers are invited to learn the primary language used in the United States.

“It can be hard enough for a native speaker, but it’s even more daunting for immigrants,” says Boateng, a native of Ghana who has been living in the United States since 1978.

Within “What’s Up?,” readers learn how to use certain words and phrases to help them overcome problems that confront many secondary speakers of English.

This guidebook will help readers discover how to:

  •     use slang properly and at the right times
  •     adapt to a new style of speaking English
  •     decipher hidden meanings behind certain words and phrases.

“You can find out exactly what people are saying and know how you can join the conversation after reading my book,” says Boateng. “By understanding the language and employing it properly, you can start down a path that will lead to success.”

“What’s Up?”
By Jimmy Gyasi Boateng
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 68 pages | ISBN 9781475998658
E-Book | 68 pages | ISBN 9781475998665
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jimmy Gyasi Boateng, a native of Ghana, served in that country’s parliament for 10 years before going to work as a librarian at the State Insurance Corporation of Ghana. He moved to the United States in 1978 and has worked for numerous employers, including serving as an interpreter for the Massachusetts judiciary. He graduated from Rhode Island Trade Shops School with a diploma in culinary arts, as well as a certificate from the New England Gerontology academy. He has been voted to the board of trustees for the American Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 1832T three times.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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