Moses Apiah, a reporter with the Agreed Best Communications Limited, A1 Radio, in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region is among seventeen authors nationwide that have been shortlisted for the forthcoming “Lockdown” anthology organized by Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing at the African University College of Communications, Accra.
The Ama Ata Aidoo Center for Creative Writing is a non-profit literary resource during the wake of the coronavirus pandemic invited writers across the country to submit their original experiences in the form of short stories for an anthology from March to December 2020.
The Center later received 136 entries out of which seventeen authors were shortlisted.
The lucky authors who made the cut are Ijahra Larry, Lawrence Owusu, Benjamin Arthur, Philomena Esi Agudu, and Jane Abraham. Others are Samantha Erskine, Etor Attopley, Emmanuella Obeng-Koranteng, Frederick Nii Ofei Bruce, Emmanuella Ako-Nai, and Abaa Moses Apiah.
The rest are Ohene-Agyekum Mmreku, Grace Wood, Miho Boateng, Araba Ofori-Acquah, Franka Andoh, and Renee P. Taylor.
Lockdown is the Aidoo Centre’s third anthology in three years following the previous years’ successful release and limited local tour of “Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World” and “Larabanga: Stories from the Savannah”.
The Aidoo Centre however scheduled to publish “Lockdown: True COVID-19 Stories” and launch it at the University’s Discovery House forecourt in Adabraka this August.
The main aim of the Centre is to increase in Ghana critical reading, creative writing, and literacy generally among the youth.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Ghana