Adabraka Anthology Book Launch
Meet the Authors of 'Adabraka' Anthology
Almost 800 aspirants submitted. In the end, only 14 made it. Meet the wordsmiths whose works make up 'Adabraka - Stories from the Centre of the World'
KOFI MARFO: Marfo grew up in rural Ghana. When he writes, he tries to reconcile that with the heavy, hectic pace of urban life. He wrote 'Visit to the End of the World'.
ARABA SHAW: A UK-born artist married to a Ghanaian, Araba is passionate about exposing the culture and traditions of Ghana to the world and to Ghanaians themselves. She recently had her work published in an anthology of short stories in the UK and is currently writing a book about living and travelling in Africa. She's the author of 'The Centre of the World'.
SENA COBBLAH: Sena describes herself as "a poet and a writer". She grew up in Adabraka. She loves to write "relatable" poetry that is "real" while pursuing a career in banking. Sena wrote 'Sɛdɛm'.
KWAKU BAAH-ACHEAMFOUR: When he is not working on communication projects, Kwaku is immersed in worlds of Mario Puzo, Buchi Emecheta, Roberto Paolini, Robert Ludlum, Chimamanda Ngozi, etc. He also enjoys comics and epic adventures. He's currently working on first debut Novel. He wrote 'Burgundy Dress'.
ALVIN AKUAMOAH: Akuamoah is a self-acclaimed descendant of Ananse Akuamoah, the grandfather of literature. He runs anansesemsesewu.wordpress.com where he weaves his own brand of short stories the African way. Alvin is also co-president of Lost in the Words (L.I.T.W.), a social book club. He pursues other interests in Film and Legal Education when not behind the keyboard. He wrote 'Hard Times'. - inAccra, Ghana.
SERWA GYEDU-NUAKO; Serwa loves to spin tales of action-packed romantic fiction for adults, and exciting books for children. She's a city girl who savors the sights and sounds of the rural. Love Letters for Breakfast is her first collection of short stories. She is currently working on her first novel Controversy: Silent Voices. She wrote 'In Bed at ɔdɔ-Nna;.
KOFI KONADU BERKO: Kofi Berko is in his final year at the University of Ghana. His works have appeared in Kalahari Review, Random Thoughts Blog and Writers Space magazine, among others. His works are on www.obolokofi.wordpress.com. He wrote 'Tuesday'.
SEYRAM ASIMAH: Seyram's love for reading from an early age led her to discover a passion for writing. She says she found her "own unique voice by reading masterpieces of authors closer to home: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo and Chimamanda Adichie". She has many short stories in the works. Seyram wrote 'The Seedy Presumption'.
MERCY ADDAI: Mercy Addai is studying Nursing at KNUST. She enjoys writing and acting as secondary careers. She wrote 'Hunu Bi'.
AKORFA DAWSON: Kuukua Dawson is a law student at the University of Ghana. She began writing in primary school. With a few friends, she runs Ink Up, a community of aspiring writers at theinkup.wordpress.com. To Akorfa, writing is a way of telling untold tales. She's the author of 'Somewhere a Distant Bell Tolled Midnight'
KWESI WOODE: Woode's writing interests are science fiction, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, and horror. He also dabbles in romantic comedy when he gets the chance. His first web novel, an urban fantasy titled The Rising was featured on www.wattpad.com in 2015. In 2016, he contributed to the 4th Edition of science fiction e-zine, Tevun-Krus. Kwesi wrote 'Don't Wake Me Up'.
ELIKEM M. AFLAKPUI: Elikem is a Data Analyst with a University of Cape Coast degree in Economics and Geography. He co-edited the firstwww.2eweboys.com anthology Growing Up and runs a literary column in the Business and Financial Times. He is part of a collective that organizes monthly retreats for writers and readers. He wrote 'Of Planks and Splinters'
KOFI ASANTE: Asante, a Quantity Surveyor by profession, lives in Accra where he finds leisure in writing and watching movies. His special interest is fiction, but he often dabbles in poetry too. He is self-published with Partridge Africa. His work is 'As Good As It Gets'.
KWESI SEI: This is the pen name of Dr. Michael Osei Agyapong, a medical officer in Techiman. 'Sei's short stories have won many awards including the Ananse Prize and the Threesixty Writers Challenge. His works are widely published including in the Kalahari Review. He is currently querying publishers for his debut novel. He manages the blog www.eyestouchedbydew.wordpress.com. He wrote 'An Eye That Listens'.