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Romancing Ghanaland, Valentine Special

Kofi Akpabli, multiple-award winning journalist and author of 4 books including Tickling the Ghanaian and Romancing Ghanaland, teams up with Kapokyikyiwofaase Nana Awere Damoah of Sebitically Speaking and I Speak of Ghana fame to bring you another exciting evening of book reading! Come join them romance the valentine sebitically in the newly-opened Sytris Bookshop, East […]

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ONYEKA

  There were mountains to climb But like a great traveler You saw the path And not the pantings of breath It scarily asked for Until you reached this spot A spot where eyes watch in dynamics Eyes calling for a fall Eyes calling for shame Eyes calling for failure Eyes calling for success All […]

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DECEPTION (SUCCESSIVE HAIKU)

Huge sharp blinding stones Fall on what once was gold coast Shielded by mandate II Swords in umbrellas They cover, hit to quiver Fail to deliver III Animals run wild But will forget when swords hide Faking protection IV A little water Few gifts so swift calms all rifts Then mandate again Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia […]

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(7) DeBorah and A Better Balance

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
Source: (7) DeBorah Le Raconteur Me and two Members of my A Better Balance Team helping to get justice and the right to care for my brother Stephen who has Autism!! Removing the stigma thrust upon caregivers and their disabled relatives by the workplace! Go Team!!…

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GOD TO BE SUED IN LEGON!

Gradually, theatre is gaining grounds as a formidable, alternative source of entertainment in Ghana. Something big in this industry is going to happen this February. The eve of Valentine just got more interesting. From the ink of playwright, Kobina Ansah, comes a new romantic comedy, ‘I Want To Sue God!’ Writer and director of the […]

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NANA DAMOAH URGES PUBLISHERS TO PUSH GHANAIAN BOOKS ON THE WORLD FRONT

Writer Nana Awere Damoah, author of five books including I Speak of Ghana, Sebitically Speaking, has called on Ghanaian publishers to do more to push Ghanaian writers on the world front. The writer, in a chat with Amoafowaa wrote: “I Speak of Ghana listed as one of the “to read” books for tourists to Ghana. […]

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I SEEK YOUR FACE

Fallen in the desert of the unknown Aided by water And the daily murder of plants and animals I look up and I see the skies; House of clouds, sun, moon and stars I look down and I see me and my likes And all that we are harmful to Then I seek your face […]

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CAPTURED BY PRIDE

We are trapped Wrapped in covers of ills Ills which pay no bills And our growth stills You in covers of ego And I, in covers of pride Both being carried on the backs of striking words How did we get here? II How did we get here? How did we get to this point […]

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LOVINGTHINGS

Give me Love without hushes No clashes And no rushes   II Hold me Fun with no evil No watching devil And be civil   III Call me Name of no bitches Thinking of no riches Pushing into no stitches   IV For the moon stands tall to watch And the stars flung her to […]

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GRATITUDE

I smile As I make the miles For I’ve known more than a while And have tasted livers from biles Like a swift alikoto, I have swirled Like the boss fishes of some rivers, I have swarm Like the nightingale with the tinniest vocal chord, I have sang Some say I am a tortoise, but […]

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2ND ANNIVERSARY

As the sun lights the world You light my life With your follows, reads, likes and comments I’ve flown like an eagle Through the WordPress skies And travelled so wide Just in years of two You’ve been my armour You’ve been my strength You’ve taken me higher With your care and love Thank you for […]

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MAY I?

May I? May I sip from the calabash of truth And spit on the lies which lie like parcelled beauty In the minds of those with power hands of command? May I? May I? II May I? May I step on the heart of deceit As truth blocks gates of ears which lies have VVIP […]

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AFRICA: GOD’S LOVERS

A good love is like the sun and moon A part sleeps when a part is at post They appear even if they vanish for a while Always smiling A good lover hunts for happiness For the one who holds the time of his heart And will gladly lay down his life with a smile […]

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EAGLES TURNED HAWKS

As to how we got here I do not know Except that, like a sun awoken in the night I am burning my eyes but there is no heat in sight How eagles have now turned hawks And catching little chicks to far away trees Which needs days and days of travel Beats my mind’s […]

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Fundraising 2016 for School

Originally posted on Nana A Damoah:
Dear Friends: Since 2013, friends of mine mainly on FB have been doing annual outreaches and donations to schools. Many of you will remember the re-roofing and rehabilitation of the Apagya R/C Primary School we undertook in 2014, raising over GHC23000 to bring smiles to the faces of the…

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PROBLEMS WITH ROMAN NUMERALS (CRAZY STANZAS)

As many try to get emancipated From problems which have roots so constipated Many are those whose problems are cemented And only need bulldozers to break them together Them; problems and beings II As students fear breathing questions With their countless Roman numerals So are many breathers living with problems With countless Roman numerals Numerals […]

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MAN

Man Man who was made naked And grew to know leaves could hide And proceeded to pursue trees to be softer In order to hide more and more of himself And now thinks leaving some parts bare is a sin Man! Oh man! II Man Man who initially fed on fruits And was afraid of […]

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MANY SPICES

Abena Mansa is a great cook It is not that she knows book She knows that tomatoes stand on their feet When pepper stays to beat And salt stops the bragging of onions When it steps into the zone of the house of oil What is good is they all make an army To trash […]

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Bedbugs in Boarding Schools

When I first heard of the Ghana government’s initiative to give free mattresses to boarders in senior high schools, my first reaction was that of shock. I asked myself why a government which could barely pay for the feeding grants for the Northern Scholarship Initiative could be so extravagant as to bother to duplicate mattresses […]

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TWO HANDS FOR ALL

If we were made like you As spoken by the oracles of beliefs In their many incantations and codifications Then may I ask How big your hands are? Are they as big as the pate of earth’s head? Are they as big as the back of the mat-like sky? Are they as big as the […]

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A TRAP TO KILL

We have lived to finally see What youthful limbs have fixed as bill And presented to cheering hands as fee Sums which aim for nothing but to kill II Now the lions’ masks have finally fallen Showing clearly their frame of donkeys As the sheeps’ paint erase appalling To show lions and hyenas’ breed with […]

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Time of Inspiration with Wanlov the Kubolor

Our guest post for today is physically hot in the handsome world. He is controversial, indigenously African, orally free with a kind heart. He is a great father and is a great singer. Our guest for today is none other than Emmanuel Owusu Bonsu popularly known as Wanlov the Kubolor who was kind enough to […]

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CONFUSING

There is a reason Even the spelling of hell Is shorter than that of heaven All fingers of suffering Point to the breasts of heaven As eyes of fun invite From the gates of hell But why does the way to hell seem farther? II As heaven promises a smooth end It taunts and haunts […]

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Invitation to the Launch of Akua Agyekumwaa’s Hurt People Hurt People

You are invited to the launch of Akua Agyekumwaa’s inspirational book, Hurt People Hurt People. This is the blurb of the book: “Blood boils through your veins manifesting in the seething of your teeth whenever you see them because of the pain they caused you. The sexual abuse, verbal, emotional and psychological abuse that made […]

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BACKFIRINGS

Run after the deer In full gear without fear And forget claws which can tear Follow your rear When the claws dip your skin to tear Talk of no pain you cannot bear For the life of the deer Is like yours, very dear Hear it though queer Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia (c)2016 (Photo Credit: www.designzzz.com)

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THIS PRAYER

I want to be like the tree Planted beside the Okuafuom well So I will  never lack as I stand guard And will never have to be cut down “Ahunuabobirim”, please be my planter II I need to be like a pious lamb Kept in the house of sinful innocence Serving all scrupulous like a […]

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FATE

The same water Which quenches the flames Of the body Comes out like humans from different temples of women And change their names from water To sweat Water to urine Water to tears Water to saliva Let’s spare ourselves of its thick transformations Bottom line is We came like water into throats As to where […]

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SUNS AND BEINGS

Suns so differ From breathers They rise like smiling golden crowns And set with clothes of serenity Although they bite at their peak And show their youthful exuberance They leave with an aura of contentment Leaving sights blessed with their partings in great reverence II Breathing beings shout shrilly  When they appear Only to grow […]

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IN THE HALL CALLED MALL

I heard the deafening silence Of the shocked New Year, In the belly of a hall called mall Which sits on the streets of Accra, Right before its first day’s neck Touched the knife of the dreary executioner II A deafening silence which spoke volumes Into ears which deflected the messages And caused my mouth […]

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A DEATH AND A BIRTH

A death and a birth Sorrowful happiness hang like a cross and a hope The dead year not being given a death bed In the jurisdiction of the new born Its death chained by unfulfilled dreams And banished into the evil forest archives of failure Never to return ever II Harsh words are not said […]