TSOO BOI: The Voices That Protest


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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.

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Akuvi Aguedze

Akuvi Aguedze is a 4th year student of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology, reading Business Administration, HRM option. A Christian who is devoted to the things of God. An avid reader, a writer, poet and artist.


Gabriel Awuah Mainoo

Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, candidate at the University of Cape Coast, is the author of ‘Travellers Gather Dust and Lust’ and ’Chicken Wings at the Altar’. His piece ‘Taunt’ emerged Best Satire of the Year 2017 on Voices of African Poets. He serves as project manager to Ghana Writes literary group and creative editor to WGM magazine. He is a semifinalist of Ito Eno Haiku Grand prix North America 2019.

Mainoo is a tennis player in the morning, a student in the afternoon and writer in the evening. He is an internationally anthologized poet who has featured in/on the Cicada’s cry; USA, Attempt at exhausting a place in Leicestershire, London, Writers Space Africa, YMCA, Poetry leaves exhibition in Waterford, USA, Haiku universe journal, Kalahari review, Ghana Writes journal, the haiku foundation, Memorila, Iron haiku, Malawi’s Nthanda review and elsewhere. He is a contributor to Best New African Poets 2018 anthology, Bodies & Scars anthology; attempt at exhausting a place in Leicester volume, poetry leaves bound volume, the Cicada’s cry special edition; moon, Quesadilla and other adventures among others.

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