Writers Project of Ghana

Kwei Quartey is our author for April 2021


Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute are pleased to present African crime-fiction author Kwei Quartey for our public reading in April 2021. Join us for the reading and interactions at Goethe-Institut Ghana on Wednesday 28th April at 7 pm. The event will also be live on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.

Kwei Quartey, M.D., is a writer of African crime fiction. He practiced medicine for more than 20 years while simultaneously working as a writer, balancing the two careers by writing early mornings before clinic. In 2018, he made the decision to retire from medicine to write full time.

Kwei Quartey is the author of the Inspector Darko Dawson series, titles of which include Wife of the Gods (2009), Children of the Street (2011), Murder at Cape Three Points (2014), Gold Of our Fathers (2016) and Death by His Grace (2017). In 2020, he released the Emma Djan Investigation Series with titles The Missing American (2020) and most recently Sleep Well my Lady (2021). Kwei Quartey's detective series featuring Inspector Darko Dawson and Emma Djan are set in Ghana. As a crime fiction writer, Kwei has made the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List (2009).

In 2010, the National Book Club voted him Best Male Author. The Missing American, the first novel in the Emma Djan series has been nominated for the 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel of 2020.

Kwei Quartey is based in Pasadena, California.

You are welcome to join us for this reading and discussion session, which will be hosted by Rami Baitie, a Training Consultant based in Accra, Ghana.

Do join us for this reading and discussion via any of the means provided below. You can also join the event in person. Safety protocols will be observed.

Date: Wednesday, 28th April, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)

Zoom: Meeting-ID: 856 1590 1339 Password: 581551

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.


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