The purpose of this blog has continuously changed over the years, as, I suppose, has this About page. I don’t blame myself. About pages are hard. So is consistency.
Let’s start with a classic, bite-sized bio. This is the one I’m currently running with:
Beyond this, describing myself is a little difficult. What I know for sure, for now, is that I’m an incredibly cerebral person. That means I live most of my life in my head, as opposed to, for instance, through my intuition, or through physical activity. I suppose some might refer to the type of person I am as “an intellectual.” I am in no position to reject that label.
My priority in life, in abstract terms, is the pursuit of freedom in all forms by which it can be attained.
My life goal, in less abstract terms, is to work my way into becoming a full-time, self-sufficient creative worker, particularly in the literary field. My aspiration is to build and own a creative multi-media company dedicated to telling African stories in a variety of forms.
As of September 2020, I have resolved to return this blog to the purpose by which I can feel freest on this here internet. In other words, this blog is going back to being my public trash can. A depository for my random, slightly longform thoughts, plus news and updates about my life, career, and existence.
All this being said, if you want to get more familiar with the entity that is The Spider Kid, here are a few great places to start.
Principles of Balance – a short story published in Jalada Africa’s After+Life anthology. The story was shortlisted in the 2020 Nommo Awards, and was translated into Spanish, so I have reason to believe it’s my most blown-up story to date.
🕸 My House Portraits interview
My House Portraits interview – a pretty random, fun, half-hour-long interview conducted by creative collective, House No. 3, that showcases my personality probably better than anything else on the internet right now.
My OTC passion project – On the Ceiling is a fictional universe/project that began to materialize around the same time as my Spider Kid alter ego formed. And if you know anything about a certain Ghanaian folklore character known as Kwaku Ananse, you can probably connect the dots as to why.
So there you have it: an introduction to Akotowaa. You may now go forth and explore the Spider Kid’s Web. 🕸
50 thoughts on “About”
Nice, nice. Like your blog. *nodding vigorously*
Thank you! 🙂
You’re 16 but your mind is 32
Wow…Does that mean I’m likely to get a stroke by the time I reach twenty? LOL, just kidding. Thank you for the compliment.
how many brains have you got? its brilliant
Only half of one, sadly. 😥 😂
lol…your works are fantastic
All the imaginative nonsense you can get in one place
Wow! You got style!! You good!! Me love it!!!
Hi…how can I get in touch ASAP..
Your blog is really inspiring…would like to hear from you…I’m an artist, u’re a Poet…think I’ve got a lot to learn…#0272828711. Hit me up…
Um, I don’t have a phone in school. Only way to reach me is online. Twitter?
Ohk…ur twitter handle.
@_Akotowaa. You already follow me.
If I Could Do What You Do, I’ll Never Give Up. I Feel Ashamed Of Myself. You’ve Inspired Me To Be A Better Writer.
Glad to have been of service.
congrats…. on your award, just discovered you and encourage to get serious with blogging.
Thank you. I’ll take your advice to heart.
Dumbfounded… stunning prodigy> You are destined to be one of the greatest writers Africa has ever seen
congratulations Akotowa, the sky is just the beginning,
Just keep doing you.
Best best best.
I appreciate it.
I saw you in action at Ehalakasa and asked myself what I’ve been doing with my life. I witnessed talent and skill being applied like I have never perceived. 16? For real?
17 on the 22nd of this month! Do you want to get me a birthday present?
Owww! What’s an appropriate birthday present for a phenomenal poet?… Is there any particular book you’ve been dying to read but do not yet own?
LOL…would you really get it for me?
If it’s within my price range, sure! Not something like a skin-bound original copy of the full and unabridged version of Divine Comedy… 😀
Well then it’s a good thing I don’t even know what that is. LOL
Happy Birthday, Ivana! Where do I deliver your present to?
you are good…keep up the good work\
LOL thank you.
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I’d have said the sky is your limit but then I realised men have walked the moon. I’m inspired by your work. But it’s you I call the masterpiece. Humbled to have you in my generation charley. Gye wo two ✌LOL.
BEAUTIFUL ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. ITS LIKE SHE IS TALKING TO YOU DIRECTLY AND YOU NOT READING IT “EMPO”. LOL
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you inspire me
That’s fantastic! Keep pushing yourself!
madam, please I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Kindly check out my post for more information.
LOL oh mehn. I’m so bad at chains! 🙈
hahahaha! Sorry wai…
nice. smart. witty. so far, i like! keep it up
Howdy… I typed the words I found on a wall into a google search and found you. I thought they may be your words, so I wanted to say hello!
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