A personal list of key Ghanaian authors from Accra books and things

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A very nice list from a must-read blog... see here for the other categories and be sure to check the comments section.

More contemporary (part of Ghanaian diaspora)

  • Benjamin Kwakye: The clothes of nakedness, The sun by night, The other crucifix
  • Nii Ayikwei Parkes: Tail of the blue bird, The makings of you
  • Mohammed Naseehu Ali : Prophet of Zongo Street and other stories
  • Kwei J Quartey: Wife of the gods, Children of the street 
  • Yaba Badoe :  True murder
  • Marilyn Heward Mills: Cloth girl, The association of foreign spouses
  • Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond: Powder necklace
  • Akosua Busia:  Seasons of beento blackbird
  • Lesley Lokko: Sundowners, Bitter chocolate, One secret summer, A private affair, Rich girl, poor girl.  Architect, who also writes chick lit
  • Selasi Taiye : Ghana must go (To be published in 2012) + well acclaimed short stories
  • Esi Edugyan:  Half-blood blues, The second life of Samuel Tyne.  Canadian, born of Ghanaian immigrants
  • Glover, Boakyewaa:  Circles
  • Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe:  Writing memoir; creative non-fiction mostly

More contemporary (living in Ghana)

    • Amma Darko:  The housemaid, Faceless, Beyond the horizon, Not without flowers
    • Camynta Baezie:  The African agenda 
    • G A Agambila:  Journey
    • Ayesha Harruna Attah:  Harmattan rain
    • Meri Nana-Ama Danquah: The black body, Willow weep for me, Shaking the tree, Becoming American.  Writes mostly non-fiction
    • Farida Bedwei: Definition of a miracle
    • Mamle Kabu:   writes short stories
    • Franka Andoh:  writes short stories
    • Alba Konadu Sumprim :  The imported Ghanaian, A place of beautiful nonsense.  Both are satirical
    • Kofi Akpabli: A sense of savannah, Tickling the Ghanaian.  Writes creative non-fiction
    • Nana Awere Damoah:  Tales from different tails, Excursions in my mind, Through the gates of thought

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