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MAN AND THE JUNGLE OF AHODWO

In the beautiful jungle of Ahodwo, Man killed the Dragon King, leaving the jungle to mourn and prepare for a replacement enstoolment. Since the Dragon King was the last of his kind, the king-makers decided to choose the next king from the cat family. They were considering either Lion or Tiger but decided to let […]

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ƆDƆ PA YƐNA

Ewiase ɛyɛ ya o Sɛ wo mrɛ so na wo hia ɔdɔ Na wohyɛbrɛ aanfa n’anhyia wo a Mfa ho sɛ wo bɛ tu akɔ wiem …akɔ kyere ɔsoro abɔfo Woosi fɔm na ɔdani wo Bonsam …yɛ baako Ɔdɔ pa yɛna b Sɛ wo de mmɔdenbɔ tutu fɔm hwehwɛ no …na wo ti pa kɔnya […]

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PRESIDENT (Corona Series, Episode 20)

How does he sleep? Is he like a servant God or in plain terms, like a worshipped and a curse? Why must he satisfy the needs of the rich, the poor, the sick, all faiths, and even animals? How can one find a central point of satisfaction for all these people with multiple identities? Bediatuo […]

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ANIMALS (Corona Series, Episode 19)

The convention of all animals in the biggest jungle of the world is taking place now. Before then, there was a ban on animal to animal hunting. All animals, including carnivores, were instructed to feed on grass. Except carcasses, which must be proven with hard evidence. So freedom has been the order of each day. […]

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VILLAGE FOLKS (Corona Series, Episode 18)

Aunt Araba throws the bundle of firewood from her head on the floor while her husband, Mr. Amofa takes his sack and cutlass to the small room, a place where they keep their farm implements. Their four daughters get to work without sitting down. One starts arranging the firewood to light, one starts peeling the […]

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RICH PEOPLE (Corona Series, Episode 17)

I clean around the hall of Mr. Patrick Menka, a third generation business tycoon, as he pours out his anger through a telephone conversation. He is in the upper class and frustrated and the non-judgmental me only worked with my senses. My ears sucking in the frustration from a world of riches unknown to mine. […]

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DEVIANCY (Corona Series, Episode 16)

This ghetto bar is where I live, where I get the means to take care of my eight children and two wives and where my hope lies. Hey, don’t judge me, my wives love themselves and support each other. I know the many people who curse me, but I also know I employ fifty two […]

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THE GREEDY MARKET WOMEN (Corona Series, Episode 15)

You always see some in high heels, walking like peacocks on cloud nine, even ten if there is such. Their nails, multi coloured painted like disco light on fake eagle talons, their deep lipsticks and fake long hair going a long way to cat call in addition to their seductive dresses, branding us dirty village […]

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THE MEDIA (Corona Series, Episode 14)

Yes, we are stars when we feature on the best and popular networks in the country or when we get lucky to have a huge following on the internet, but in reality, we are certified or recognized gossips, nation protectors, corruption whips, among others. We do have our flaws but some of us try. Our […]

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SECURITY WHIRLWIND (Corona Series, Episode 13)

We’ve been taught, we’ve been taught restraint and patience but we were also taught self care preceded them all. We’ve been taught, we’ve been taught to be smart, but the need for safety was taught before that lesson too. Everybody living through life knows how difficult it is to identify that thin line between restraint […]

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HUNGER AND NEEDS (Corona Series, Episode 12)

I’ve always earned my money transporting people and their things from Togo into Ghana. Paying duty is expensive, so wise traders sought our services to help them transport their goods into Ghana and vice versa. We knew routes to take them and got paid fairly for our services. It is thanks to those services we […]

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CONSPIRACY THEORIES (Corona Series, Episode 11)

Yie! Obo funu ɛnkɔ kwa! My aunt’s favourite Akan idiom! Her explanation: There’s no corpse in Obo whose death is justified Tawiah. If it is not a curse that killed it, then it is witchcraft, if it is not its bad deeds that killed it, then it is its disrespect, if it is not the […]

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NEWS, NEWS AND NEWS! (Corona Series, Episode 10)

Nothing hurts like clashing news but it seems that is what my continent is characterized by. I came from Toronto on 18th of March, 2020. I came through Montreal and Brussels through to Ghana. There were no proper measures in all these places to check the virus except the latter. But the outbreak of the […]

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THERE IS PRESSURE EVERYWHERE (Corona Series, Episode 9)

I know I’m an aspiring politician, but sometimes I need some consideration. I feel people in my constituency are selfish, unfeeling and inconsiderate. This is because they are using the fact that I want to be their Member of Parliament to demand things they need with their hard work and sweat. Do I blame them? […]

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IT IS SCARY (Corona Series, Episode 8)

I decided to become a nurse after I lost my grandmother many years back. I was at home with her when she suddenly held her chest, told me she could not breathe, fell, shook for a while and became still, her eyes wide open. I was a sophomore in senior high school and naive, so […]

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THE SKY IS DARK (Corona Series, Episode 7)

My father started coughing on Sunday. He was an asthmatic patient. Having returned from Belgium three days prior, we rushed him to the nearest hospital, a private hospital. They tried their best but asked us to send him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital as his situation was critical. I had heard about the Corona […]

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WOE IS ME (Corona Series, Episode 6)

My mother keeps telling me to drink water. My father keeps telling me to sleep, my elder sister shouts on me to go watch television and leave her alone but there is thunder in my stomach. Why are they pretending not hearing? I drank more-koko three days ago, more-Koko without sugar. Father kept saying I […]

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IT IS Well? (Corona Series, Episode 5)

Pastor Manu sits like a zombie, calculating his debts. It’s been three weeks since the lock down and he wonders how he is going to feed his family for the next month. He had used all the collection to buy blocks and cement to rush the church building before the government called for a lockdown. […]

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NIGHT BUSINESS (Corona Series, Episode 4)

Joy sits in the see through kiosk, fanning herself with a dirty cloth. Mandy, Saa and Korley sit outside complaining and cursing their fate. Mɛɛ vilus hu nɛ? Ewɔɔ te wɔ baa fee tɛɛ ni wɔna niyeni? Korley asks no one in particular. The question keeps bugging her. All she has left is 78 Ghana […]

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AT THE SHORE (Corona Series, Episode 3)

Dromo woke up at dawn, sneaked through the path behind his house and made his way to the shore. With the security services parading the area, it had been difficult for him to ease himself. Chorkor is known for its housing without toilet facilities. This is because settlers who are mainly fishermen and fishmongers think […]

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A BLESSING IN DISGUISE (Corona Series, Episode 2)

Ayoko sits at the far end of Mercy’s sofa, cross-legged, her right hand in a fist supporting her jaw, sighing. Mercy asks what is wrong with her. I’m very worried. My goods might get destroyed. You know some of these footwears can peel off when the heat becomes unbearable. They cost me so much and […]

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A BORGA’S SHOCK (Corona Series, Episode 1)

Kwame Attah won the name Borga after he traveled to the United States and came back in the year 2001. Borga Attah loved his new name because it came with many privileges and… responsibilities. He was hailed by women of the Bramo Community as a saviour, praised by fathers as the best role model for […]

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THE VALENTINE’S DAY BROUHAHA

“You call this a gift? To think I thought you sensitive and thoughtful!” Afiba gathers her strapless mermaid-like red and white gown from the floor to get it away from her red stiletto heels in readiness to leave Ato’s room and probably his life. Ato holds on to her, locks his door, takes out the […]

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​THE LAW’S UNFAIR AXE

“Case number 566/7 The state vrs Akosua Twumasi.” The clerk called out. Many people started hurling abuses at her until the clerk shouted “Order in Court!” as the gavel of the judge pounded loudly on his desk. I just looked at the weak and feeble woman in handcuffs who was being pushed into the witness […]

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The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

Episode III The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between […]

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THE MAKING OF ORGIASTIC CYPRIAN by OPPONG BENJAMIN CLIFFORD (EPISODE II)

The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between the ages […]

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The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

The Making Of Orgiastic Cyprian is an episodic fiction by Oppong Clifford Benjamin which focuses on educating its readers on the sacredness of sex and how the pleasurable act can be a divine form of prayer between a creature and his creator. The story centres on a mysterious sect of young women between the ages […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS (CHAPTER SEVEN)

The porcupine soldiers had a tough time maintaining peace at the parliament house. Before they reached the parliament, many animals had heard from their homes and had rushed there to defend their own. Over two thousand animals died. Most animal families had casualties except tortoise family. They hid in their protective shells when it got […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS CHAPTER SIX

  Necky looked at King Gyaas, puzzled. He could not understand how he thought and could not say no to his request. It is particularly because I am a father that giving you my young proves to be difficult. How on earth do I gift you my child just to save yours? There is a […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISM (CHAPTER FIVE)

  Before Poku arrived in front of King Gyaas, Catcher told all the first cat family members present “I think we must find a way of not antagonizing them further to flee. Let’s find a way of making them understand that things will change and get them to settle in comfortably. Then we can appoint […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS (CHAPTER FOUR)

Porcupine Poku was the chief of the porcupine soldiers. He was a gallant animal with lots of spears to throw. Skilled in armoury, the entire animal kingdom feared him. Coupled with the fact that he commanded great respect among his own people and could move all the porcupines, no animal dared look him twice in […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS (CHAPTER THREE)

King Gyaas commanded his soldiers to fire at Watcher. The soldiers obeyed with passion, scattering Watcher like dried leaf grinded into dust. Ntat shivered and barely managed to cage her cry of disgust and disappointment. We must live in harmony indeed! She thought. We are all together as one indeed! Her thoughts made her weep […]

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JUBILATION OF ONOMATOPOEIAISMS (CHAPTER 1)

From today, February 13, 2016, I start a weekly series titled Jubilation of Onomatopoeiaisms. on amoafowaa,com This story will be continued every Saturday until it ends. Please do follow the thrills. You don’t want to miss this Once upon the time, King Eagle was the king of the Jungle Kingdom. The animals became thirsty as […]

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UNSATISFYING GOATS

Kyei Maame, please stop bragging Stop bragging about the great goat you keep tamed I know what it does And I even know what Osofo Maame’s goat does too No matter the fur of goodness it preaches II As soon as it clears your bowl It goes sniffing Licking any bowl it sees No matter […]

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TALES OF FAILED MORTUARY MEN

                    Atia looked at Babatunde who seem drunk  and can’t believe his ears. “So a corpse you kept sat down when the funeral workers touched her, and because of this you think you have seen it all? Baba, you really must be drunk. That you live […]

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THE PLAYED PLAYER; WHEN THE TABLES TURN

Askimo sits on the wall dejected, what in God’s name just happened? Did Selina just sleep with him and sack him out of her house? He of all people? God’s gift to women like him? Considering the many women who will die to have him in their beds forever, he thinks back. All the women […]

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 A LADY WITH A PEN BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

  Kwansema sits in front of her father’s house, thinking about her life. Her brothers are all in school studying for their future while she sits idly waiting for the sun to go down to prepare the evening meal. It is strange how she feels wronged. She wants to be a president one day. She […]

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BORN OF THE STREET

Abena thinks of a way to escape this mess called home. She looks on her right and on her left and sees her friends sleeping soundly. What is it they love about this place that makes them sleep without thoughts? This is the street. Girls die everyday without any one bothering to find out how. […]

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VILLAGE BLISS, A STORY WITHIN A STORY BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

I stubbornly hold onto my MP3 as the ear piece blast noise that I find pleasurable, not because of its smoothness, but because of the fact that it drowns the noise that is coming from my parents. I went to visit my friend in skimpy clothes, yes, came late, yes, that does not give them […]

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PULL AND LET ME PULL, A SHORT STORY BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

    Mma Adjara stands in the middle of the compound wondering what is going to happen. Is she to support Wadudu or Watara in their bid for kingship? She was the first wife of the late king, their father, and loves them both. Fate had dealt her a nasty blow so much so that […]

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HOME TRAVELS 1

As I limp on one leg into the VIP bus, I bump into a colleague who was travelling to Kumasi. Though I was the last passenger, I was given the number one seat and this colleague had the number two seat. As I sat awkwardly beside him, I took my phone and began to browse. […]

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LOVE OF MY LIFE

My father was the very best friend of the chief of our village and so wielded so much power. Our household was one of the most important in the village and many people would die to marry someone from my home. But no one wanted to marry me. They thought I was either too short […]

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THE COURT OF THE VILLAGE BY AMOAFOWAA SEFA CECILIA

  Sahada breathes, blinks and thinks for a moment about the act her eyes witnessed here in Kasimui seconds ago, did she just see a child banged to the wall, beheaded and brought back to life by the man? And look, another man is cutting himself with a knife but there is no sign of […]

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DECISION OF THE HEART

  Back in august 2015, on a very sunny Sunday stood a family that is reuniting after four years of separation. The Apau family was a happy family. The love the mother and father exhibited was inculcated into their only seed, Angel. Her intelligence had earned her a place in the University of Ghana, Legon […]

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AN EXCERPT FROM ONE OF MY YET TO BE PUBLISHED NOVELS “CRUISING THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL”

As young as I was, I knew everything would change when we reached Accra. I knew not what to expect when the vehicle was speeding through the muddy road from the village called Israel, where I stayed for some months with my mother and the man I knew then as my father. So I stayed […]