Larabanga: Short Stories from the Savannah


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A wonderful addition to Ghanaian literature. We congratulate these young people for their efforts, and hope that this is the first of many to come. — Ama Ata Aidoo, Author

The stories in this collection will shock, delight, make you laugh, cry, curse in anger, reflect or reminisce and curse (not). — George Sidney Abugri, Journalist/Author

I have not read a collection of short stories that brings out such feelings of nostalgia. — Rodaline Imoru Ayarna, Politician

A worthy reflection of what is up north. Great for the North. Even greater for the nation. — Georgina Quaittoo, Ag. Editor, Spectator

Much needed rain after a long drought. — Baba Abdulai, Journalist

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Frederick Nii Ofei Bruce

Frederick Nii Ofei Bruce is one of Africa’s uprising fictional novelist who spans across varied themes of love and relationships, entrepreneurship, work-life-school balance, self-discipline and motivation, amidst many alike.

As a prolific writer, he writes stage plays, poems, spoken word pieces, novels, Christian fiction short stories, movie and series scripts also. He is a ghost writer also and has edited various great novels.

As an ardent believer in African literature, he is the CEO and founder of Enzyme Classics which is a hub for young African writers to explore their writing talents
His first stage play titled ‘And He Proposed’ was a classic, and some of his popular works include, “Pillow Talks with the Devil, Trotro Diaries, I found her series, Tales From The Pot, Life in the Shadows, Sexy At 20, and many more.

He is a Chemical Engineer by day, and a Writer by night. His dexterity for creativity spans across music and sports too. He is a faithful believer of the “Can-do” theory and as such a great repository of life’s nuggets.

He is a member of The Ghana Association of Writers, and keeps spurring on with great, exciting and thrilling literature every day.

Jacob Amanor Osae

Jacob Amanor Osae was born in Ghana and attended the University of Ghana where he studied Physics and learnt Creative Writing. He is a Poet, a Screen writer and a Sci-fi & Fantasy writer. He studied with the Writers Project of Ghana Creative Writing Cafe and has published two books: OAKS OF DEFINITION and A WALKING RAINBOW. He is also the founder and member of TEAM VOLVOX creative writing group on the University of Ghana Campus.

His short story titled Iron Boy was published in the LARABANGA: SHORT STORIES FROM THE SAVANNAH anthology 2019 by the Ama Ata Aidoo Center for Creative Writing, of the AUCC, Accra. He also has numerous articles written and published on – a social media platform on the University of Ghana campus.

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Kofi Akpabli

Kofi Akpabli is a Ghanaian academic, journalist, publisher, tourism consultant and cultural activist. He is a two-time winner of the CNN Multichoice African Journalist for Arts and Culture Awards. His latest work ‘Made in Nima’ has been featured in the new Commonwealth Anthology which was published in May 2016 Safe House: Explorations into Creative Non-Fiction.

Akpabli has four books to his credit and currently works as a lecturer at Central University College in Ghana. He is a founding member of Ghana Cultural Forum and has participated in Xplore FrankfurtRheinemann 2012, Tallberg Forum, Sweden 2011, Berlin Art Festival 2010 and the Düsseldorf Art Preview 2010.

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