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In this book you should expect to see approximately a hundred poems with illustrations of their corresponding artworks.
I have published this literature piece to bring out to my readers the primary ideas behind my works, involve them in my thoughts and make them feel part of the painting.
By reading this book, readers will learn to put meaning to artwork whiles appreciating its visual beauty too.
So, unwind, grab a glass of something and look through the leaves of Padiki’s reflections.
Mere words do not make up poetry.
This book is a summary of life. It has poems to celebrate mothers, fathers, lovers and the unloved. There are poems on food and work and spirituality. What binds all of these together, however, is the presence of poems that makes the reader think deeply about life through simple but well-woven language to drive meaning home. It makes the reader laugh as they reflect on life.
Thunder Protocol is a mid-career oeuvre of lively and impressive poems that examine issues ranging from the personal to the global. The diversity of themes in this poetry collection is both refreshing and startling, with language that is sometimes witty and inventive, and other times reflective and simple. This collection, which seems like an uncovering of the poet, may be considered a bearer of a collective understanding on the workings of the world.₵55.00
Efe Paul Azino’s spoken word performances have received critical acclaim from listeners over the years. This book is therefore an expected result of a heightened expectation from many of his fans. For Broken Men Who Cross Often, is a refreshing and brilliant bond of the written and the oral, as it invents aesthetic devices to connect the two mediums which have constantly generated wide debate: spoken word and poetry-on-the-page. The author, in his writing, resonates through his themes of advocacy, love, loss, identity and history, the need for a revisit of the inner self. In Efe Paul Azino, we will always listen to tradition in present-day voice.
For two years and beyond, the 21st century world experienced a near-apocalypse through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Millions of innocent people have died at the hands of an invisible, merciless plague of a killer.
How have those of us, who have been left behind, coped? How do we even have the space to grieve? How did we adjust to the clichéd ‘New Normal’? How did our lives change? – Our love lives, our family lives, our work lives, our social lives, our faith, our health, our philosophies… How have we changed? How have Ghanaians changed?
By experiencing this encapsulating Poetry Chapbook, you too can relate to the phenomena of COVID and the [Ghanaian] Woman, The COVID News of Emotions that we Haven’t Reported and The Universal Human COVID Experience, all through Apiorkor’s razor-sharp Verse Journalism and poetic spirit, in over twenty pieces of poignant poetry.
Despite my dim musings, I found where hope lived, reached out for hope’s bright light, and wrote poems with magic to inspire people, to make the world kinder, to heal communities, and to unite people from diverse worlds. While writing, a flood of distinct emotions climbed me like a horse and stayed with me. I cried. I laughed. I smiled. I felt anger. I felt love. I felt peace in my soul. My heart was broken. I healed.
Hope Lives Here at its heart is about dreams. It is a collection of poems about passion, love, rejection, depression, poverty, self-doubt, possibilities, abuse, suicide, climate change, tolerance, politics, and power that shape human endeavours. Come to this book of poems with your heart and mind as we travel daringly across complex terrains of human realities without sidestepping. Hope Lives Here is inspiring, thought-provoking, and heart-warming.₵85.00
Covers some aspects on cultural heritage in Nzema; how a child is named and how some names are obtained. Also deals with some Nzema names and their appellations, the seven clans of the Nzemas and their characteristics.₵25.00
Poetry emerged in the wake of this crucial point of my life— shedding off and learning a different perspective to life, building resilience despite the deliberate efforts of life to tear me down, and realising my full potential. An awakening of sleeping voices in my heart, of hidden strength in my bones, an unearthing of gifts I didn’t know I held in my hands. An awakening that birthed these words. — Perfect Koka
The excitement of most journeys lies in the destination; but for some special journeys, the beauty lies in the journey itself. Perfect’s poetry anthology is a journal of many journeys through her evolution and growth. This is more than a book of poems. — Elsie Dickson
It’s commendable how the consistency of the central theme is maintained throughout. It speaks of the focus of the writer’s journey. Overall, it’s the story the poet’s life, written from personal experiences, views on her journey of life and societal menace. The poems speak of her identities – and give flesh to these identities. You feel touch and interact with them as you move through the pages. It’s interesting experience reading through her writing, faith, and womaning. Great works — Ebenezer Kojo Sarfo (Eben Ace)
Birthing Butler’s Bethlehem Beast features poems inspired by experiences, ideas, and pictures from life, love, faith, and time. Not unlike the narrative style of Streams of Consciousness, the author chooses to label her style as more consistent with Streams of Spiritedness. With an eclectic mix of the literal, the whimsical and the downright mystical, these poems will cause the reader to wonder during the process of reading, yet, the soul will find within itself, a place of recognition, moments of familiarity, and the eventual arrival at a point where all the different ideas, no matter how alien, fall into place beautifully and cohesively to form a complete and collective quilt of a melody of words. If anything, these poems are bound to mesmerize, challenge, and inspire more thought upon which the art of poetry can be enhanced and nuanced in beauty and complexity.
In memory of all the Ancestral Voices who prepared the field for our SeedTime…
SeedTime I brings together Selected Poems from Kofi Anyidoho’s first five collections, beginning in reverse order with poems from AncestralLogic & CaribbeanBlues (1993), A Harvest of Our Dreams (1984), EarthChild (1985), Elegy for the Revolution (1978), and BrainSurgery (1985). BrainSurgery, the earliest of these collections, was never published as a collection until it came out together with EarthChild (Woeli Publishing Services, 1985), even though several of the poems had appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies.
SeedTime: Selected Poems I is a backward glance to those magical years of birth waters flowing across a landscape filled at once with danger and hope, with dying and rebirth in the mystery and miracle of new beginnings so soon after countless brushfires. But the doubt returns again so close behind the hope as we offer trembling prayers in new poems from an old loom: See What They’ve Done To Our SunRise. Yet, somehow, we must open our minds and souls to the Forever Promise of New SeedTimes. This world cannot, must not crumble under our watch.
“Quintessential Anyidoho…a harvest of the master craftman’s gems across time and space. SeedTime brings a refreshing newness to old songs, and, for new ones, a touch of creative genius we have come to associate with the poet’s pedigree; a timeless legacy of a poet-laureate, whose voice waxes even stronger in his twilight years.” − Mawuli Adjei, author, poet and literary scholar
“A collection of haunting poems in which we SEE the turbulent variety of our history, and HEAR the English language teased to express the many rhythms of the African’s eternal homesickness.” − Prof. A. N. Mensah, Department of English, University of Ghana₵100.00
I remember with sufficient clarity where I first gave birth to my first poem. It was in high school. However, what was planted as a small seed of self-expression would grow and be transformed into a field of different shades of my life’s experiences: both sweet and vinegary.
As you read, you will become a witness to clear demonstrations of novice attempts, which metamorphose into signs of matured expressions and an unmistakable gentle growth of a pure love for poetry. My love for poetry always kept the wick burning to continually express passions and experiences aesthetically.
Nevertheless, while some of my poems are simply the result of my imagination, there are some that are wrapped around the lives of other people. Today, what you hold in your hands is a testament of a journey of survival and the will to keep on moving.
Hɔmɔwɔ: Ga Lalawiemɔi is a collection of Ga poetry by thirteen (13) contemporary poets.
Featuring nineteen (19) poems, the poems cover different themes such as pandemics, Ga heritage, family, memory, childhood and love.
Written completely in Ga, the book is a groundbreaking addition to the Ga language literary scene.₵94.00