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THE FAIR NATION (CHAPTER I)

Abiola stands on the Mount of Peace looking at the Holy Township, hoping he can settle on the mountain with no other human in sight. It is six o’clock in the evening and dark is fast approaching. Something stirs the leaves which rustle. He turns to see another man making his way up the mountain. […]

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THE FAIR NATION

PROLOGUE The “Ding Dongs” as the young men are known, stand in queues, wearing gun shaped protectors around their waists to accentuate their goods. Their shea buttered shiny skins, well combed Afro hair and powdered chests with their neck beads, make them the perfect “pick me” princes. The sexually hungry women stand by, devouring the […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 18

Boadu thought hard about his actions and inactions contributing to the tension in the palace. He started drinking heavily but could not vent on Nyamekye no matter how much he gulped down. It was as though even his reflexes were well aware of her stature now. In his stupor, he thought he had dreamt of […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 15

The Apemso warriors settled close to the Ahanta Kingdom. The seer poured libation, fortified them from harm, appeased the gods and gave them his blessings to pass through the evil forest. Many of the warriors were afraid. There were sounds of different birds but that of hooting owls compounded their fear because of the superstitious […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 14

Rains made sure to visit at least twice in a week. The weather was fair, with the sun having a great understanding with rains, causing the air to be what the people of Apemso loved. In a world where war and conquering gave more power than anything else; the conquered bringing food stuffs to the […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 13

Ohene Asaa sat by his daughter all through the night with the three top herbal doctors praying to the over seventy seven thousand gods and goddesses of the land to save his lifeline. At exactly thirteen minutes after four at dawn, Nyamekye opened her eyes. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. The doctors checked and […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 12

“Even the gods are discriminatory. One needs wealth, a good family, extreme talent or fame to be well treated by them. Poverty is definitely the worse plaque a human can have” Boadu stood looking through the window pouring his melancholic words as Nyamekye sat listening. She was broken hearted hearing his words and knowing his […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 11

Apemso laid like the regal kingdom it was, beautiful to outsiders, haunting to weak kingdoms, served by kingdoms it had conquered. Many village folks outside Apemso thronged to the capital city in search of greener pastures, leaving their hometowns to the aged, few drunkards and children. It was only during festivals that travellers went back […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 10

“I now know this for a fact: A lady with a sword is worse than anything to fear on earth. Imagine a man hungry but afraid to visit the tree with the best fruits because the tree happens to be heavily guarded. Ama you are a dangerous woman” Kumnipa whispered afraid someone would hear. He […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 9

New leaf had been planted in the Apemso Kingship. Foes of the King were fast gathering and looking for ways to oust him out. Their sole line of changing minds of elders was “Do you want another man to take over our land?” For over a decade, they had always operated in secrecy, planning on […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 7

Apemso palace sat in all its royalty. It was the only wooden structure in the whole Akan Kingdom. Made up of a cluster of storey buildings constructed by some foreigners Ohene Asaa’s father brought getting to the end of his ruling, Apemso Ahenfie was the heaven on the Akan earth. It had sixteen rooms to […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 6

The palace of Gyae Saa was the biggest mansion in the whole empire. With its vast compound, thick mud fence wall and over twenty bedrooms of magnified clay storey building, three open huts, it stood out from whichever part of the empire one stood. In the night, the thatch torches made it even more beautiful. […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 5

Many factors contributed to winning the battle of warriors where a princess’ hand was concerned. Favour from the gods, favour of the royal family, skills in wrestling, favour of the weather (some fought better in harsh conditions) and emotions involved. All the Men among the MEN fell one way or the other with bruises and […]

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Banter in Court: A Sizzling Play Directed by Elsie Srodah Showing July 28, 2018

A thrilling play is about to rock your world in Accra. The play, to be performed at Terra Alta, Abelemkpe Traffic Light opposite Allied Filling Station and stars Bex, Cecilia Anno-Barnieh and Gideon Boakye. It is happening on the 28th of July, 2018 at 7pm. Rate is a cool 40 cedis for advance tickets and […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 4

Tickles followed giggles, smiles followed even the dumbest of jokes. Beautiful flowers were murdered through forceful plucking to be gifted for swoons. Edible ripe fruits fed Nyamekye and Boadu until the sky begun to frown, telling them there was a house and people they needed to go back to. Ama was worried and had combed […]

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IN THE SHOES OF GOD 3

Hands seized both girls and swung them on a rope across trees. Ama wanted to fight it off but a sixth sense asked her to wait for an outcome. Three minutes later, they were on a vast grassland with a visible settlement. Ama held Nyamekye, lowered her into the sharp grasses and with a sliding […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 39 (18+)

All pains are pains but every pain has its painful pivot which knots the centre of the heart. Undergoing a major plastic surgery in Winter was nothing like the pain I had known. Even in a well heated room, I felt the fingers of cold poking into my bandaged sores. My cheeks burned, areas around […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 37 (18+)

“If your superior has complete control over you, they can take off your ring through your shoulder”. This is a proverb my father liked very much. Lying helpless on someone’s bed without the knowledge of any beloved, this proverb came to mind. Billy could kill me to stop any rumours from circulating. He could easily […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 34 (18+)

Those who have much to lose, tiptoe in foot wears of society’s deviation, lest they are fried in their acts in its gluttonous mouth. It was a long ride to the destination. I was blindfolded when I was picked and had to sit with it all through the ride. Ntwanu knew I had a job […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 33 (18+)

Change has its upsides and as well downsides. The sex with Ntwanu was just okay to my disappointment. I felt a déjà vu that was unusual and daunting and strained to have it come to an end. He was no fool, so he felt it but was too sad to ask. I was also too […]

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Chieff Moomin and his Wɔgbɛ Jɛkɛ Group Comes to Tamale

After three years of entertaining, thrilling and educating patrons in Accra, Ghana’s biggest most spectacular theatre production, Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ: Our Journey, comes to Tamale. With an amazing team of 100 cast and crew, this is a once in a lifetime experience you and your family and friends shouldn’t miss. Come and witness the history of […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 32 (18+)

NTWANU. Content takes precedence over branding but the branding which hosted my Ntwanu was scary. He had turned into a white man. Every part of his body clearly showed he was white. There was no trace of a black man on him, yet he spoke like my Ntwanu, held me like my Ntwanu, acted like […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 31 (18+)

No matter your state, a shift will show you the importance of being grateful for any state you’re in. The first and last Mexican prison I tasted was hellish, no other word to describe it. I realized I was immediately sent to prison with no trial. After the metal gates were shut, a very repugnant […]

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Ashawo Diaries (Tales of Adwoa Attaa) Chapter 30 (18+)

He gave him our price and he paid like a natural mutual understanding between them. Alejandro pushed me out and into the waiting vehicle. We headed off obviously to my house and I was baffled at his calm demeanour. I wanted the corpse to be properly buried in the least to lay the poor girl […]

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Barcamp 2017, Tamale

Barcamp Tamale 2017 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of learning, sharing, networking and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on July 29, 2017 at the  Tamale Sports Stadium. The theme for this year is “Empowering the Youth through Innovation and Professionalism”. About the theme, the […]

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Launch and Live Streaming of FaceOff With the International MP by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng

This link is for the live streaming of today’s launch. Foreword to FaceOff With the International ‘MP’ “It is often said that we take ourselves too seriously, and do not laugh enough. If this description fits or suits you, then please stay as far away as possible from Rodney and his writings [scratch that!]: read […]

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Buy Books by Amoafowaaa Sefa Cecilia on Amazon

 FOREWORD- SECONDARY RHYTMS https://www.amazon.com/Secondary-Rhythms-Cecilia-Amoafowaa-Sefa/dp/1534805702/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1468934770&sr=8-2&keywords=amoafowaa   “Her head did not fall within the norms of beautiful heads, it had two chambers and a frontal porch, (something far from the round head society deemed beautiful) and her physique was nothing to write home about. She was skinny to the bone and those bones were glaringly conspicuous. She […]

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GIGI FOR CHALE WOTE FESTIVAL

This Saturday and Sunday, #GIGI will steal the show at the #ChaleWote festival. Everyone who comes to the fair wearing #GIGI will leave with something exciting. There will be a draw, and winners will get FREE #GIGIs (show up at the WearGHANA stand in your #GIGI, drop your card or name on a piece of […]

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Nana Damoah and Kofi Akpabli to Host Book Readings In and Outside Accra

Last year, two Ghanaian writers Kofi Akpabli and Nana Awere Damoah gave themselves two targets: to do regular (preferably quarterly) public book readings and to extend the reading sessions beyond Accra. Last year the duo held two readings. But could not go outside Accra. For 2016, they had the same objectives and so far, they […]

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2016 Barcamp Tamale at GNAT Hall a Huge Success

2016 Barcamp Tamale came off at the GNAT hall in Tamale on 30th July, 2016 with over 200 people in attendance. The motto was as usual “Vim” and “More Action, Less Talk” with the theme “Empowering the Youth for a Productive Nation”.  Many mentors from Agriculture to Humanities to Aeronautics mentored participants who left satisfied […]

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Fresh on Amazon “Secondary Rhythms” by Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia

Introduced by Onyeka Nwelue and forwarded by Chris Worla Essikpe, Secondary Rhythms is fresh on Amazon.  Dr. Mrs. Philomena Yeboah, Lecturer, KNUST English Department had this to say about it: “Amoafowaa’s Secondary Rhythms captures the daily battles of her protagonist Abena, who fights against the emptiness and squalor of her family and personality, using diligence […]

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‘Tickling the Nsempiisms’ Nana Awere Damoah and Kofi Akpabli

Event Highlight for this Weekend 📖 Nana Awere Damoah & Kofi Akpabli host a Book Reading dubbed, ‘Tickling the Nsempiisms’ today in Ghana. 25/06/2016 @ Vidya Bookshop, Osu @ 4:30pm. Admission is free. **Directions to Vidya below. It is located off Oxford Street opposite SSNIT Hospital and next to Blue Royal Hostel.

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Nana Awere Damoah and Kofi Akpabli’s Book Reading on 18th June 2016

Nana Awere Damoah and Kofi Akpabli’s book reading at Vidya Bookstore takes place in Osu on June 25, 2016. “She couldn’t take another year in prison. She couldn’t even think about it. It had become so loathsome that it was almost preferable to die than to waste away any longer behind those walls. So her […]

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INTRODUCING GIGI: WEARGHANA’S LATEST MASTERPIECE

What do you call an oufit that you can share with your brother or sister, wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend? What do you call an outfit that looks equally great on males and females alike? Unisex? Dressshirt? Genderless? Androgynous? How about GIGI? That’s what the folks at WEARGhana call their latest creation: the world’s […]

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2016 17th VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Efya performs. She looks great in her dress. Make up on point. Very on point. Efya can really sing. And she is a Great stage performer! Gospel Artist of the Year goes to SP Kofi Sarpong. Hi Life Artist of the year goes to Bisa KDei with Mansa. Presenter of the award was Tonyi Senayah […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Songwriter of the year goes to Kofi Kinaata. I must say it is well deserved. Susuka is a very very cool song. Gospel Song of the Year goes to Nicholas Omane Acheampong with Aposo The High Life Song of the Year goes to Bisa KDei with Mansa. Reggae Dancehall Song of the Year goes to […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

TESA MUSIC GROUP takes the Traditional Music Award. Winner for the  instrumentalist of the year is Justice Williams, aka Shikome. Sound engineer of the year goes to Kaywa All presented by Obuor and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Best Music for Development is Milla Odartey Lamptey popularly known as Gasmilla. Takes home five […]

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2016 VODAFONE GHANA MUSIC AWARDS

Mid Land Savings and Loans sponsored the VGMA Peace Awards for the year and it goes for New Generation Gospel Ministers. They get ten thousand Ghana cedis. Joe Mettle received the award on their behalf.

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Ob Abenser’s Ghanaian Fashion Showcase at the Accra International Conference Centre on 24th April 2016

What do you think Andrew Carnegie would have said if you had asked him in the 1800s if there was a steel industry? Somehow I can’t imagine him saying that it was non-existent. I can almost hear him say ‘it’s growing and it’s going to transform many industries throughout America and the world.’ One of […]

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childreN of the mountaiN; One of Ghana’s Most Powerful Movies of all Times World Premieres in New York on 17th of April 2016, and on July 1, 2016 in Ghana

When I was told about publicising a Ghanaian movie on amoafowaa.com, I showed no interest but my friend Perez Dziwornu insisted I did because of a special surprise, then this caught my attention. “New York, NY USA: The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the first 55 films to feature in […]

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THE 2016 WA WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WALK IN GHANA

Headed by the indefatigable and hardworking Randy Sedem Agbodo and supported by Charity Batuure; the Autism Help Foundation got the full backing of the Wa School for the Deaf’s section of neuro disorders and the walk came off in the morning at exactly 9am. Some members of the community joined to lend their support to […]

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2016 WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS WALK IN YENDI BY AUTISM HELP FOUNDATION IN GHANA

April 2 of every year is World Autism Awareness Day and to commemorate this day, Autism Help Foundation organised walks in two regions, Northern and Upper West and partnered the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to walk in Accra. The Yendi walk, with the pupils of Yumba Special School and Portia Dery’s African Youth Writers Organisation […]

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Writers Project Hosts Elnathan John for 2nd Reading of 2016

Writers Project of Ghana proudly presents the second reading for 2016, featuring Nigerian lawyer and writer Elnathan John. This event is scheduled for Saturday 5th March 2016 from 4.30 PM at Vidya Bookstore, Osu. You are cordially invited to join us for the reading. Admittance is free of cost. For more, visit: http://writersprojectghana.com/elnathan/index.html

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Any Other Monday Premiers at SilverBird Cinemas, West Hills Mall and Accra Mall on March 4 from 6- 9am

Any Other Monday is a family drama produced by Abc Pictures and directed by Pascal Amanfo. It will be premièred in Accra at the SilverBird Cinemas, West Hills Mall and Accra Mall all in Accra on March 4, 2016 from 6am to 9am. The movie, directed by Pascal Amanfo and featuring Yvonne Nelson, Kafui Danku, […]

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WIYAALA SET TO RELEASE A SINGLE TODAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016

Today Noella Wiyaala is dropping the video for Leno (This Place) and releasing the song worldwide as a single on all digital platforms. As an independent artiste owning her own label (Djimba World Records), she is free to go in whatever artistic direction she chooses. Wiyaala used her opportunity in the UK to shoot a […]

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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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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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THE LAUNCH OF NANA AWERE DAMOAH’S SEBITICALLY SPEAKING IN PICTURES

Nana Awere Damoah’s launch was a successful launch. The programme which took place at the GNAT Hall in Accra on December 4, 2015 saw the likes of many huge personalities in attendance. Guests arrived at 5:30pm and this was the programme line-up. 0600   Opening Prayer 0605   Welcome – MC 0610   Introduction of Chairperson and Keynote […]

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Launch of Nana Awere Damoah’s Sebitically Speaking: December 4, 2015

We will be streaming the book launch tomorrow live on YouTube. Please bookmark the link Not just a book launch…it’s a family gathering. and https://t.co/9WQawOH Nana Awere Damoah’s Sebitically Speaking to me, is an ice breaker if ice is sluggishness and breaking is salvation. The book takes us into a journey of advice through satires […]