African Writers

Some celebrated writers.

Mr. Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah was born in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Masterís degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Nana spent all his secondary or high school years at Ghana National College, Cape Coast, Ghana and speaks fondly of growing up in the suburb of Kotobabi in the Ghanaian capital, where he started his education at the local Providence Preparatory School.
 
A British Council Chevening alumnus, Nana works as a Technical Manager with PZ Wilmar, Nigeria. He is an associate of Joyful Way Incorporated, a Christian Music Ministry in Ghana, where he was the groupís National President from 2002 to 2004. 
 
Nana started writing seriously in 1993 when he was in the sixth form and has had a number of his short stories published in the Mirror and the Spectator. In 1997, he won the first prize in the Step Magazine National Story Writing Competition. His writing has appeared in StoryTime ezine, Legon Business Journal, Sentinel Nigeria Magazine, the anthology African Roar (StoryTime Publishing, 2010) and was for about three years a columnist of Business and Financial Times Lifestyle magazine, writing under the column Excursions in My Mind.
 
He is the author of three non-fiction books: Through the Gates of Thought (2010), Excursions in my Mind (2008) and the recently published I Speak of Ghana (2013, currently as e-book and paperback due for launch in December 2013), and one fiction book (a collection of short stories), Tales from Different Tails (2011). He keeps a personal blog at www.nanadamoah.com, is the creator and editor of StoryLoom and Ghanamanisms (www.storyloom.wordpress.com and www.ghanamanisms.wordpress.com, dedicated to Ghanaian fiction and non-fiction respectively).
 
He is married to Vivian. The couple and their children, Nana Kwame Bassanyin, Nana Yaw Appiah, and Maame Esi Akoah, are based in Tema, Ghana.

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Title Through the Gates of Thought (2010)

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Once again, Nana Awere Damoah has a splendid achievement to his name in this, his second book of stories, articles, aphorisms and poetry. His style is graphic, entertaining and indisputably Ghanaian. Whether he is lauding the efforts of his countrymen, exhorting everyone to thoughtfulness and faith, deploring the politicisation of local issues or making astute comments on his schooldays, he is frank and 'in your face' Seriously funny, amusingly instructive and liberally Christian, Damoah offers insights from many sources and hope for the future for his pioneering homeland. He has, like some clever spider in folklore, spun a glittering web of words in our path, trapping many tasty ideas. These we can consume at our leisure, through the gates of thought.

Title Tales from Different Tails (2011)

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 If anyone can paint a vivid image with words, breathe life into a collection of alphabets, create a vivid imagination in oneís mind with intricately and well woven tales brewed in the Ghanaian soot-coated aluminum cooking pot, then it is Nana Awere Damoah. This collection of stories is an embodiment of class, style, humor, sarcasm, truth, knowledge, religion, self-realization and inspiration. Words are perfectly strung together in the right octave keeping the reader stuck to every word unconsciously, with bated breath awaiting the flip of the next page; each line loaded with enough pun, humor and anecdotes to make even the humor-deprived father-of-ten beam proudly with smiles. Tales From Different Tails is a must-have book for every literature addict, anyone looking for a new lease of life in African Literature and the general reading populace.

Title Speak of Ghana (2013)

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I Speak of Ghana is an honest journey of deft oration replete with the sounds (from the harmonious to the cacophonic), smells (including the pleasant and unpleasant), sights (from the eye-catching to the embarrassing), frustrations, triumphs and the mundane Ė everything that makes the Ghanaian experience finds its way into this book. Unlike the typical ranting about Ghanaian situations, Nana performs an insightful examination of the heart of the matter. Dissimilar to empty praise, Nana thoroughly embraces the issues that give us hope as people connected to Ghana. Narrated with humor, the book is Nanaís eloquence at its best.

Title Excursions in my Mind (2008)

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