My name is Akotowaa (full name Ivana Akotowaa Ofori) and I have claimed the spider as my totem.
I’m 19 years old and Ghanaian, a mix of Ewe and Akan. I have a personal attachment to the adinkra symbol Ananse Ntontan (Spider Web), the symbol of wisdom and creativity, two characteristics I am striving hard to embody.
I am a weaver of words and a spinner of tales. I rant and create poetry, but most importantly, I am a storyteller. Anansesɛm yɛ m’asɛm. I am a lexivist, and you can find out what that means here.
I also make audible poetry with Ghanaian record-label, Vision Inspired Music.
Find out more about me by listening to or reading my stuff. Here are a few good places to start:
- My novella, Puppets
- My spoken word video, Anti-Indoctrination.
- My spoken word song, IWITP.
- My spoken word project, the Solitaire EP.