Amidst the Black Lives Matter movement, the End Sars revolution and the Fix the Country demand, TSOO BOI digs deep into the legacy of protests in the history of black people, and the potency of hashtags as a protest tool in the modern and digital age. This collection of essays, short stories and poems wrestles with our present reality, fleshes out the regressive parts, and imagines a better future.
Reflecting on the past, present and future, 17 contemporary Ghanaian writers speak on topics such as respectability politics, queerphobia, the Ghanaian dream, decolonization and climate change.
TSOO BOI is a shout for action, attention and coordination.
Contributing writers include Ivana Akotowaa Ofori, Fui Can-Tamakloe, Najat Seidu, Adjoa Kedea, Edem Azah, Fiifi Buabeng-Baiden, Priscilla Arthur, Eev, Nahaja Adam, Akuvi Aguedze, Ama Afrah Appiah, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, Mighty Yaw Apasu, Henrietta Enam Quarshie, Grace Mensah-Fosu, Ago Serwaa and Henneh Kyereh Kwaku. With cover art by Afia Prempeh.
Like a basket full of coloured beads, like a kente strip of many colours, like a xylophone that produces a thousand vibrant sounds, this collection is made up of stories as varied as the diversity represented in Ghana, from Hohoe to Hamle.
These stories represent the budding creative spirit of the current generation of young Ghanaian writers. These new voices have become the refreshing perspective from which to consider the Ghanaian narrative in a thousand words. Or less.
This is an anthology of hope. Never have so many young people captured the stories of our time the way this army of writers have immortalised. But beyond the greatness in the stories, Kenkey for Ewes guarantees one thrilling fact: it is a great time to be a global citizen.