Biography

Adolika Nenah Sowah

Adolika Nenah Sowah is an audiovisual content producer, writer and an artist with a mind that is constantly creating cross-cultural associations of sound and images to bring freshness to familiar narratives. The Contest and Other Spiderman Tales, the first of her exploration in this genre, is a product of the curiosity of her thinking. With a focus on reinterpretation and pictorial representation of the character of Kweku Ananse, the illustrations represent her personal rediscovery of Ananse the spider man, hero and villain of Ghanaian folktales. As a person with Ghanaian and Russian parentage, her exposure to the deceptive simplicity of depicting movement in two-dimensional spaces and a long-standing interest in Southern African rock art have resulted in the highly evocative art she expresses beyond the narration to include the illustrations in The Contest and Other Spiderman Tales. From her wild childhood, full of the explorations into music making, ballet dancing, she spent a great deal of time passively observing life and reconstructing figures, drawing, painting, and daydreaming.

Adolika Nenah loves inventing stories to make her daughter laugh. She makes a sinfully delicious chocolate cake.