• Brass Neck

    There is a large embrace of erotic and ecstatic impulses in this work. At their best, the poems in Brass Neck contain epigrammatic quality that is memorable in its reach for the tonal largesse: “home is the chaos / where you feel / most alive.” One is moved by the terrible pain and utter betrayal of girlhood in that many poems in this book showcase. And, at the same time, one is also surprised and compelled by the author’s uplift, by the unexpected tonalities, humor. This is a poet to watch. – Ilya Kaminsky, Author of Deaf Republic

    Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo forges a self-conscious sense of otherness, and then digs into it with a sincerity of language that draws the reader in.

    Brass Neck traces the becoming of a woman – probing experiences with an earnest, uncompromising – almost defiant tongue. These poems make bare what it means to examine the self, to acknowledge the self’s own queerness, and to thread through its existence with deftness, precision and empathy all at once. – Ama Asantewa Diaka, Author of You Too Will Know Me

    Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo bends language with elegance and a kind of passion that leaves the reader breathless. Brass Neck is a collection that traces a path across several realities especially about the traumas of existing as a woman. The language is soft and intense. Naa Takia in this collection, delves into experiences with luminous intensity. Her insights are perceptive and lyrical. The courage of this book is in how it asserts itself into everything without care. – Tolu Daniels, Writer & Editor

    Brass Neck

  • Chicken Wings at the Altar

    Chicken Wings at the Altar, seasoned with French translation, is a potpourri of well-seasoned verses recreating events in the now moment with vivid images. It underscores the festiveness in the eerie air of excitement of the Christmas season and beyond, viz New Year. You’ll find before you replay every single happenstances of Christmas including those beautiful sceneries you never thought could be attended to, all well captured in the pristine haiku and senryū forms. — Taofeek Ayeyemi, Editor, Idanre Haiku Review, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    At times playful, at times painfully poignant, Chicken Wings at the Altar takes familiar images and themes of Christmas and subverts and represents them in ways that both startle and satisfy. The collection captures the contrasting moods and melancholia of the festive period, in sensitively observed, acutely expressed scenes. — Paul Chambers, Editor, Wales Haiku Journal, Newport, Wales

  • 60 Aces of Haiku

    In 60 Aces of Haiku, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo does the job of an ace sport photographer. However, Mainoo does not need a camera to create the beautiful images offered in the anthology, he conjures his images from the tip of his pen onto paper using words and makes them come alive in our mind eyes! Each poem in the anthology captures specific moments in court tennis game using a merger of tennis lexicon and images called up from nature.

    The sweet thing about these poems is that one may not need to rack one’s brain working out the mathematical equation of meaning in the poems, as the tennis lexicon that may pose a barrier to meaning are explained off in footnotes; these make the conceits become easily discernible, and they allow the reader enjoy the anthology as he is able to run through the poems with ease. The conceits conjured up in the poems are amazing and amusing at the same time; even when they capture moments of loss in the tennis game.

    Ubaji Isiaka Abubakar Eazy, Memorilla Review, Somaliland

  • The Girl in the Rain

    A Girl in the Rain is a collection of poems written by 14-year old secondary school student, Chiamaka Jessica Onumaegbu, whose writings reflect inner depth and love for family, people, and environment.This collection of poems shows consummate word-power and passionate feelings. The poems flow like songs that burst out from rivulets of emotions. The language is compelling and the themes well-cultivated to intertwine with one another like beautifully woven pieces of intelligence.

    As regular with poets, Onumaegbu’s book explores her daily experiences while growing up, the psychology of the girl-child, challenges, questions, expectations and responses to prevalent social ills.

    “I think that the poems are inspiring,” says Amara Chimeka, CEO of Purple Shelves Ltd. “They show a heart full of positivity and optimism, which in a sense, escalates into hope. Such works from the younger generation show that there is hope for our reading culture, for our literary traditions and for us as a people. Everyone should read this collection. Adults should read it to be encouraged; youths should read it to be inspired.

  • Sɛ Ɛbɛwie (Asante Twi)

    Sɛ Ɛbɛwie is a tragi-comic novel which describes how a boy called Ntensere set off to trace his father called Bɛyɛɛdɛn. Bɛyɛɛdɛn had long traveled to an unknown destination in his youthful days. The journeys which Ntensere made to trace his father were full of adventures. At last he found him. They both took to farming. In the course of farming, they luckily dug out a big fortune. After this, they happily returned to their own Pɛwohoyɛsu. There, they did not only live a fulfilled life, but they also gave part of their wealth to help the underprivileged and also to develop their village. Consequently, their village became one of the well established towns in that area.

  • Kasem Orthography

    This document  embodies suggestions and guidelines for the writing of the Kasem Language.

  • Dagaare Yelkaama: Book 1 (Dagaare)

    This book contains a collection of poems on life, love, work and original compositions from funeral dirges.It is rich in vocabulary and rare expressions.

  • Dagaare Yelkaama: Book 2 (Dagaare)

    This book contains a collection of poems on life, love, work and original compositions from funeral dirges.It is rich in vocabulary and rare expressions.

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