(Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) “What’s that over there?” “Over where?” “On the ceiling.” It was one of my least favorite voices from one of my least favorite humans in the whole world: Uncle Vincent. I wished I… Continue reading Kuukua and the Twisting Tablecloth
Hello, hi! The spider-girl is back! No, not me, but Kuukua. She's just a few levels cooler than me. For readers who don't know, I have begun a new short story series that I hope I will be consistent with until it ends, in December. I released the pilot at the end of May, called… Continue reading OTC #2 comes out this Friday. 🙂
Come in with your fire born from and for passion And when they come to you, tall, erect and casting a shadow, be still under them, and compress your soul into your eyes. Open them wide and stare until it haunts them, the hired hands who took pleasure and stripped it of meaning, who tampered… Continue reading Do Not Let Them Kill You.
Note: if you read me a lot, this post will probably be over-familiar and monotonous. I considered not releasing it at all, because I’m more tired of my own repetitiveness than you, TBH, but at this point, the things on my chest are becoming chao, and they need to clear off. Also, I planned on… Continue reading Reflections After My Second Semester and Stuff
A good thing happened! I’ve been longlisted for one of the Writivism prizes! A big thank you to everyone who pushed me to submit, and to those who were with me as I stressed myself out about it, especially EKKO.
And thank you, Writivism, for this opportunity! 🙂
The writers of the long listed stories for the second Koffi Addo Prize for Creative Non Fiction are:
Emmanuel Yew Sekyere was born on December 14, 1989 at South Suntreso, Kumasi, Ghana. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science from KNUST. He is a talented writer, graphic designer and singer, and he is passionate about pushing agenda through creative arts to make a difference in society.
Ivana Akotowaa Ofori, mononymously known as Akotowaa, is a Ghanaian writer, blogger, poet and spoken word artist. She lives in Accra, Ghana, but is currently enrolled in college in California, USA. She hopes to use her life to promote honesty, quality and boundless imagination, particularly through lyrical art.
Barbara Wanjala is a Kenyan writer. Her writing appears in Safe House (Dundurn, 2016). She was shortlisted for the 2015 Haller Prize for Development Journalism. She was awarded a 2016 Investigative Journalism Fellowship with…
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I’m not a comic book fanatic. I know very little about superheroes. Don’t ask me to choose between Marvel and DC. If you ask me who my favorite superhero is, I will say Spiderman, not necessarily because I think he’s better than everyone else, but because I’ve had more exposure to him than anyone else.… Continue reading Why I Can Never Love Wakanda the Way I Wish I Did
When she is deceased and they discover the treasure-trove of her cardboard-bound pages, they will marvel at the complexity of her troubled thoughts and romanticize her state. They will put her in books. They will serve her in classrooms. They will glorify her genius and say the affliction was common with those of her kind.… Continue reading When She Is Deceased