When I first conceived the idea for this post, I wanted to title it, “Artists in Ghana be doing too much” or something of the sort. As life sped on relentlessly, procrastination grabbed me in a chokehold, and I continued to think about this post while never actually getting around to writing it, I realized… Continue reading Burdens of (Art) Activism
Hello there! Yesterday was Green Green Grasses' debut day! New episodes will be out every Wednesday evening until all eight episodes are done. This post is more for the benefit of people who follow my WordPress and not my social media. So here you go: Episode 1: Why The Spider Uses Its Web to Catch Food… Continue reading GGG Episode 1 is Live!
I should have written this blog post long ago. Instead, here I am, announcing a project on the day it launches. Because, you know, life. Anyway. Do you remember Kuukua Annan from the OTC short story series? Because I remember being asked why Kuukua's cousin, Ntiwaa, always had to be in every story somehow. Well, for all… Continue reading Announcing OTC: GREEN GREEN GRASSES
Hello there. As you might have surmised from the title of this post, I have built an OTC blog. Its URL is akotowaaotc.wordpress.com and I have no doubt people are going to be getting confused because of how similar that URL is to this one. But ah well. The reason I built an OTC blog is… Continue reading I built an OTC blog.
Yes, I finished the series! Now I can end the year in peace! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) Snippet below: Kuukua and the Killjoy Kente Charlotte was on the ceiling of Mr. Dotse’s office. I didn’t understand how… Continue reading Kuukua and the Killjoy Kente
Welcome to seven! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) Preview? Kuukua and the Whistling Woodmen It sounded like somebody was trying to pound fufu on the ceiling. Awurade, what were these kids up to now? It had only been… Continue reading Kuukua and the Whistling Woodmen
Number Six! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) Sneak peek? Kuukua and the Difficult Doors There were invisible threads on the ceiling now. My roommate Nana Konamah and I had gotten fed up. The architects of this hostel must… Continue reading Kuukua and the Difficult Doors