Writers Project of Ghana

2018 Podcasts


9th September, 2018

Sylvia Arthur, founder of Libreria Ghana; Isaac Buabeng, writer; Grace Nkrumah-Buandoh, writer, blogger.

2nd September, 2018

Kwaku Asiedu Benneh, banker, writer, author of upcoming anthology, "Becoming"; Frederick Bruce, writer, author of "Tales from the Pot", "The Boy in Love", and "The Leopard as a Faithful Christian".

26th August, 2018

Ernest Oppong, Assistant Executive Secretary, GBPA; Nana Awere Damoah, writer, publisher; George Takyi-Mante, writer, medical doctor, managing director of Money Card; Oswald Okaitei, poet, discussing "A Night With The Legends"; Yibor Kojo Yibor (Sir Black), discussing "The MOU Show" and "Ehalakasa Special".

19th August, 2018

Joseph Baffuor Gyamfi, acting executive secretary of the Ghana International Book Fair; Mawuyrami Ocloo, Executive Director, Music Therapy Association of Ghana; Guy Amarteifio, Greater Accra Regional Librarian, Ghana Library Authority; Dodzi Aveh, spoken word poet; Crabbita Media Consult to talk about Spit Bars and Poetry.

12th August, 2018

Ricky Dankwa Ansong, writer, researcher, with background in International Relations and Local Government, author of "Koryor and The Sea" and "The K10"; Joseph Baffuor Gyamfi, acting executive secretary, Ghana Book Publishers Association; Kwame Write Aidoo and Karen Lee, talking about the "Nkabom Literary Arts Festival".

5th August, 2018

Serwa Gyedu-Nuako, Kwaku Baah-Achamfuor, Kwasi Woode, contributors to the anthology, "Adabraka, Stories from the Center of the World".

29th July, 2018

This edition was in memory of Atukwei Okai, Asiedu Yirenkyi, Kobena Eyi Acquah, and Kojo Laing, prominent Ghanaian writers who passed away in the past 18 months. In the studio, Ivor Agyeman-Duah, writer, literary historian, director of the Wole Soyinka Center; Sylvanus Bedzrah, executive member of the Ghana Association of Writers, Nana Asaase, poet and literary advocate; by telephone, Nana Kwasi Gyan Apenteng, President of the Ghana Association of Writers and Chairman of the National Media Commission; by telephone from London, Nana Ayebia Clarke, publisher.

22nd July, 2018

Benjamin Kwakye, poet, novelist, author of the books The Clothes of Nakedness, The Sun By Night, among others, reading on 25.07.2018 at the Goethe-Institut; Yibor Kojo Yibor (Sir Black), General Ntatia, Dr So, talking about the performance of "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.

15th July, 2018

Crystal C Mercer, artist and activist, poet, author of the poetry collection, "A love story waiting to be told"; Empi Baryeh, administrator at the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, author of the novel, "Forest Girl".

8th July, 2018

Maud Hotor, student of Business Administration at Central University College, blogger; Andrew Clotworthy, student at Ghana Technical University College; Nesta JoJoe Erskine, blogger, author of the book "Unforgettable"; Esther Naa Adjorkor Adjei, National Service personnel, writer.

1st July, 2018

Jacob Amanor Osae, writes poetry and short stories with a focus on Sci Fi; Martinson Assafuah-Chemel, spoken word artiste, song writer, CEO of Stylus Media; Ammishaddai Ofori, professional MC, tech entrepreneur, teamleader for Poetry TINS; Dr George Mante, writer, medical doctor at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, MD of Money Card Ltd.

24th June, 2018

Adwoa Amoa Nyamekye Oppong-Kwakye, student of Public Relations at the Ghana Institute of Journalism; Nayram, recently completed studies at the Ghana Institute of Jornalism; Apiorkor Seyram Ashong-Abbey, poet, radio and TV producer.

17th June, 2018

Kofi Dzogbewu, writer, co-ordinator of the "Writers Cafe"; Kafui Winner, director of IDEA Africa; Abraham Korbla Klutsey, author of the book, "Peace Building At The Edge of Death" and director, Youth For Peace and Security; Nana Asaase, poet and literary coach.

10th June, 2018

Claudia Owusu, studying creative writing at Otterbein University, Ohio; Steven Davidson, teacher and writer; Will Shortz, enigmatologist, puzzlemaster for NPR, crossword puzzle editor for the New York Times; Kobina Ansah, playwright, with a preview of the play, "Tribeless"; on the phone, Nana Asaase, talking about a poetry programme at Springfield.

3rd June, 2018

Woelinam Kwame Dziewornu-Norvor, Poet, Artistic Director of Village Minds Productions; Nii Ayi Solomon, Creative Director of Village Minds Productions; by Skype from New York, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, writer, author of "Powder Necklace".

Please note that the first part is heavily edited because of a poor connection with Nana Ekua in New York.



27th May, 2018

Amanda Kasim, writer, proposal manager at Inter-regional Group Ltd.; Jerry Chu, co-founder, Beauty for Freedom; Monica Watkins, executive director, Beauty for Freedom; Roxanne Koffi, assistant manager at Libreria; Christine Bedenis, communications and development manager, Challenging Heights.

20th May, 2018

Dzifa Gomashie, writer, CEO, Values for Life, former deputy minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts; Oswald Okaitei, Chairman of the organising committee of 5th Ghana Poetry Festival, Kwadwo Opuni, writer, works in Strategic Planning and Research.

13th May, 2018

Jean-Philip Lawson, final year student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, author of The Hard Decision; Oswald Okaitei, playwright and producer-director of "Dead Heat", a dramatised poem; Yibor Kojo Yibor and Sabuki Osabutey, talking about the poetry slam event "West Oakland vs West Africa"; by Skype from Kampala, Nancy Kili, lawyer, film-maker and writer, author The Adventures of Osuta , The Story of Letasi, and Failure is a Wizard ,

6th May, 2018

Nii Ayikwei Parkes, writer, editor, author of Tale of the Blue Bird, The Parade and Tales for Africa under the pen-name K.P. Kojo; Billie Mcternan, editor of Gyara magazine; Dodzi Aveh, poet and student of English Language and Theatre at the University of Ghana.

29th April, 2018

Mo Issa, entrepreneur and writer, author of The Shift and The Dense Mistiness of the Ordinary; Cygishmel Cherub, director of the play "The Barber and the Apprentice"; Kwame Owusu Afriyie Brenya a.k.a "Kwame Nwom", poet, student of statistics at the University of Ghana, Legon.

22nd April, 2018

Linda Kaoma, South African poet, writer, events manager; Effeh Nkrumah, a.k.a Benumah, interdisciplinary artist; Lovette Ania Listowell, student journalist, writer; by telephone, Oswald Okaitei talking about the "Ghana Reads Initiative".

15th April, 2018

Yibor Kojo Yibor a.k.a Sir Black, and Crystal Tettey, performace poets, talking about the event "S/HE"; Joanna Yevu, teacher and writer; on the line from London, Marcelle Mateki Akita, writer, co-founder of Afrikult.

1st April, 2018

Lauren Goodwin, spoken word and visual artist, contributing poet to the SaysHerInk project; Eric Kuma Badu, a.k.a Mamacita, spoken word poet.

18th March, 2018

Sandra Naana Akua Tawiah Mensah, student of Political Science and French at the University of Ghana; Leonora Adjin-Tetteh and Esther Davis Ashun, and members of cast of the theatre production, "In the Bag of a Woman"; also, playback of poetry readings by Dami Ajayi.

11th March, 2018

Patrick Rodney, fashion and documentary photographer and writer, Naa Takia, writer and digital marketer; Sylvanus Bedzrah, second deputy organising secretary of the Ghana Association of Writers, in the studio to talk about the GAW reading campaign; Nana Asaase, poet, by internet call from London.

4th March, 2018

Kwesi Amoak, writer, representing Documenta AV, producers of the radio play Independence; Nana Acheampong, Director of the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing; Davis S. Y. Agbeve, retail banker, writer.

25th February, 2018

Rev. Suma Jehu Appiah, preacher, poet, playwright, author of the book Broken Teeth; Nana Yaa Asantewaa Asante-Darko, writer; Oswald Okaitei, creative entrepreneur and director of the upcoming theatre production by the PRESEC drama club.

18th February, 2018

Roberta Turkson, author and chef, writes under the pen name Roberta Ajjuah Fantini, author of the poetry collection Talking Robbish and the book The Children of Abuta Village; Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, author of the book Crossing the Color Line -- Race, Sex, and the Contested Politics of Colonialism in Ghana.

11th February, 2018

Ama Dadson, founder and CEO of Akoo Books; Adelaide Asiedu, writer, editor at Flash Fiction Ghana, co-editor of the anthology, Kenkey for Ewes and Other Very Short Stories; Sabuki Osabutey, poet and spoken word artiste; Isaac Onyina, co-ordinator of the Back To School foundation.

4th February, 2018

Shakiru Akinyemi, entrepreneur, writer; Naa Kwaale Dove, writer, executive member of the Ghana Association of Writers, founder of SENDAC, lecturer at the Methodist University College.

28th January, 2018

Atsu Dogbey, writer, co-founder of "Let's All Write"; Nana Kofi Koranteng, also known as "Abibikasa", poet, digital marketer, copywriter; Emmanuel Akambo, spoken work poet. By Skype from London, Nana Darkoa Sakyiamah, talking about the Abena Korantemaa Oral History Prize.

21st January, 2018

Ama Nuamah, sub-sea engineer and writer; Nana Kwame Obiri-Tete, poet. On the telephone line, Kofi Dzogbewu, talking about Writers Project of Ghana's "Writers Cafe".

14th January, 2018

Antonella Sinopoli, journalist and founder of the Afrowomen Poetry Project; Adjo Makafui, writing under the pen-name Yao Afra Yao, a recent graduate of the University of Ghana Law School, writer, poet, and part of the Afrowomen Poetry Project.

7th January, 2018

Nii Amartey Amarteifio, student at the Ghana school of law, poet; Amarkine Amarteifio, artist, writer; Jedidiah Ohenenoba Brobby, studying business and economics at Morgan International Community School; Ashley Turkson, first year student at the University of Cape Coast and author of the novel, Aseye's Journey.

1st January, 2018

Kofi Apprey, a teacher and writer; Richard Botchwey, writer and activist; Jeremiah Sekyi; Yibor Kojo Yibor, General Ntatia, Dr So, who are members of cast for the production of Franz Kafka's "The Trial".


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