Introducing Our Authors
We are thrilled to share with you the authors we are currently working with:
Akua Serwaa Amankwah is a Ghanaian writer and blogger. Her stories have been published in The Mirror, Flash Fiction Ghana as well Kenkey For Ewes, an anthology of short stories. In 2019 she won the Inspire Us Writing Contest organised by Worldreader. Akua is currently studying an MPhil in English at University of Ghana, Legon.
P OCHIENG OCHIENG is a Kenyan writer and lawyer. His work has been published in Munyori literary magazine, Kikwetu and Brittle Paper among others. He has been longlisted for the Syncity NG Anniversary Anthology and The Short Story is Dead Long Live the Short Story 2019. He has been shortlisted for the Golden Baobab writing prize 2010.
Ruby Yayra Goka is a dentist by day and an author by night. She is a multiple winner of the CODE Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature which recognizes excellence in African writing. Ruby is committed to ensuring that books African children read reflect their experiences and feature characters who are “just like them.” When she isn’t holding conversations with her imaginary friends, she’ll often be found reading, gardening or spending with her two dogs and turtle. For more of Ruby's books, please visit www.rubygoka.com.
Elizabeth-Irene Baitie has loved reading novels and writing them for as long as she can recall. According to her mother she began reading at three years old. A Clinical Biochemist by profession, she divides her time between writing, family and the laboratory. She has had six novels published for children and young adults and lives in her homeland Ghana with her husband and three children.
Edudzi Adodo grew up in Togo and graduated from Durham University in the UK where he studied politics philosophy and economics. Now, his ambition is to writes the stories he wished he had read as a child: science fiction infused with African culture as well as fantasy stories rooted in African mythology.
Erhu Kome is an Urhobo writer of speculative fiction. She is published in The Short Story is Dead anthology, Agbowo's Limits Issue, Kalahari Review, Brittlepaper, and even ran as a Google Ad. Her work has been shortlisted for various prizes. She’s crazy about Bob’s Burgers and all things Anime and hopes to visit Japan someday to see the Studio Ghibli park. Erhu lives in Nigeria.
Abiola Adegboyega is a Nigerian writer and professional engineer. He has been an avid reader since childhood when he began gorging on the myriad collection of books resident in Mama’s bedside dresser. He has a keen interest in Yoruba mythology, the rich vein of which remains to be thoroughly mined to tell stories appealing to fantasy readers of all ages. Abiola is currently working on his first novel.
Blessing Musariri is a writer who over the years has worked at learning and growing her craft across genres. She has published children’s titles, short stories and poems. Her collaborative YA novel was up for a Top Teen Reads award in Canada as well as being listed as one of the top twelve YA books of 2020. She has written radio plays and a short film which was nominated in the category of best short film at the Pan African film festival (Los Angeles) in 2005. Blessing has maintained her original love for magical realism in storytelling and likes to explore the spaces in people’s lives where the known and unknown resides. Blessing studied and trained to be a lawyer but chose writing, for a living. Over the years, Blessing has worked as a freelance editing and proofreading consultant, an English teacher and a project co-ordinator for the British Council.