Kenkey For Ewes: And Other Very Short Stories
**Available from 21 October 2018**
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.
Meet the Authors
Abena has been writing since she was eight years old. She currently works at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. She lives in Accra with her husband and daughter.
Adelaide Awo Darkoa Asiedu
Adelaide is a final-year student at the University of Ghana. She has loved to read from as far back as she can remember and hopes to keep writing for as long as she can.
Akua Serwaa Amankwah
Akua Serwaa is a writer and a blogger. She’s loved making stories out of words since she was eight. She’s currently working on two short story collections.
Ama Asantewa Diaka
Ama Asantewa is a writer and poet based in Accra. Her work, both as a performer and a writer, engages issues of becoming, feminism, inequality, womanhood and mental health in her community. She has participated in internationally acclaimed workshops organized by Femrite (2013) and Farafina Trust (2016) and was the first poet to be selected as a OneBeat 2016 fellow.
Amanda Olive Amoah
Amanda Olive is a recent graduate of Ashesi University. She aspires to contribute to creating a world where the African child is not characterized as disadvantaged. Her favourite pastime is to get lost in daydreams.
Amma Konadu Anarfi
Amma Konadu is a reader, writer, blogger, and literary enthusiast. She loves to dabble in gourmet delights, and her other life is lived as an academic.
Anakwa is a Ghanaian journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. His writing is obsessed with examining how art has flourished as a medium of protest in Ghana, and how it continues to colour and craft what we think of as our collective culture.
Ato Kwamena Bentsil
Ato Kwamena is a Business Development professional who loves mythology and fantasy tales.
Daniel Hanson Dzah
Daniel is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, Legon, where he studied Philosophy.
Edem is a writer and filmmaker living in Accra, Ghana. He is a product of Ghanaian folklore, prosperity gospel, imported television shows, hip-life music and the Internet. He seeks to explore, document and re-imagine contemporary African culture with his writing.
Ewurama Amoonua Adenu-Mensah
Ewurama is a Chemical Engineering major at Drexel University. She enjoys writing and reading historical fiction and poetry on Africa and African cultures.
Fui spent his childhood reading everything he could. He now spends his adulthood writing short stories that showcase the world through his torchlight-underneath-covers-slightly-damaged-eyes.
Gabriella R. Rockson
Gabriella Rockson studies Dentistry but loves reading and listening to music in her spare time. When writing, she usually starts with an emotion and the rest of the story follows.
Gabriel Myers Hansen
Gabriel is a writer/pop critic with ENEWSGH and Music in Africa.
Hakeem is an instinctive creative in love with beautiful sentences and the angst of communicating complex ideas in poetry. He frequently engages this angst with whatever creative outlet suits him best.
Ivana Akotowaa Ofori
Ivana Akotowaa is a writer and spoken word artist, but most importantly, a “lexivist” – a self- coined word that means lexical activist, one who believes in the power of words and advocates for the pursuit of word-related activities. She writes to reform, express or amuse and sometimes to do all three at once. Becoming a successful novelist is her primary aspiration in life.
Jermaine is an engineer based in Nkwatia. He writes short fiction and poetry. He’s a fan of traditional Japanese forms.
Jesse Jojo Johnson
Jesse is a software developer in Accra. He writes short fiction, short essays and poetry. He does a bit of photography and music too.
Karen Okundayor Bright-Davies
Karen is a writer who tends to see intricacy in the uneventful moments of life, that makes her stop, stare and ponder. She likes to take these whiffs of life and re-present them to her readers in more detail and with a spin, so that they can see them in a way they initially could not and appreciate the beauty in all things simple.
Kiiki Quarm knows nothing. She is only an 18-year old who runs from anxiety by recoiling into words.
Kuukua is a Public Relations Practitioner with a current focus on Social Media Communications in Ghana. As a regular user of the public transport system (trotro), Kuukua loves to imagine, and writes the stories of the people she meets and interacts with on her daily commute. You can find more of her stories on www.juxkuukuasthoughts.wordpress.com.
Kwabena Agyare Yeboah
Kwabena lives in Accra. He writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose.
Kwaku Asiedu Benneh
Kwaku has been writing poems and short stories from an early age. He is currently working on his first book, a collection of short stories, to be published in 2017.
Nana Adwoa Amponsah-Mensah
Nana Adwoa writes as a means of escape. She writes poetry, for the emotional escape, and fiction, to release her wild imagination. She has a blog which focuses mainly on social commentary and random musings on her interactions with her environment. She is a barrister of the Bar of England and Wales.
Nii Moi Thompson
Nii Moi holds degrees in Communication and Air Transport, is an avid writer and reader, and enjoys archaeology and anthropology.
Priscilla Adipa was born in Accra. Her short stories have been published by Brittle Paper and the Writers’ Project of Ghana. Priscilla is currently working on a PhD that examines how art spaces in Accra and Johannesburg attract audiences and facilitate their engagement with art.
Shefi Nelson is an alumna of Ashesi University, who cognizes the power of words and their ability to shape people’s perceptions and outlooks on the world. She seeks to make a special contribution to the world by breathing life into words and to have a lasting impact on her readers. Her hobbies include reading, writing and playing tennis.