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A1 Radio’s Moses Apiah among 15 outstanding authors shortlisted for prestigious anthology

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Moses Apiah of A1 Radio has been recognized for his literary prowess as one of the 15 outstanding authors shortlisted for the upcoming anthology, “Afajato: Stories from Around the Volta Lake.”

The anthology is set to be published at the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing in Accra, Ghana, in March 2024.

The Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing, a not-for-profit literary resource, is dedicated to upholding the legacy of the legendary feminist author, Ama Ata Aidoo. The center serves as a catalyst for promoting literary excellence in Ghana and providing a platform for emerging voices in the country’s rich literary landscape.

In an exclusive interview, Moses Apiah shared his excitement and gratitude for being selected as part of this prestigious anthology.

He expressed his joy at the opportunity to represent the entire Northern sector, showcasing the diverse and vibrant storytelling that emanates from the region.

“This is a tremendous honor, and I am thrilled to be included among such a talented group of authors. It’s a great opportunity to share stories from the Northern sector, shedding light on our unique perspectives and experiences,” Mr. Apiah said.

He added, “My story is titled ‘Agumatsa forgives me; for I do not know- A dying wish of a soul.” It tells the tales of a young boy who stole the integrity of his community gods for riches, yet fails to admit or confess when reality dawns on him.”

The “Afajato: Stories from Around the Volta Lake” Anthology aims to weave together narratives that capture the essence of life around the Volta Lake, offering a mosaic of voices and perspectives that reflect the cultural diversity of the region.

In a press release, the Director of the Ama Ata Aidoo Center for Creative Writing, Nana S. Acheampong, indicated that the Centre’s call for submissions earlier this year received 144 entries poured in from writers eager to contribute to this literary exploration of the Volta Region and Togo.

He added that these authors stood out among the diverse submissions, showcasing their literary prowess and unique perspectives on the cultural richness of the Volta Region and Togo.

The authors who have secured a place in the anthology are:

Ruth Aryeh, Kwesi Woode, Cyril Benjamin Arthur, Alberta Mortty, Aisha Nelson, Serwa Gyedu Nuako, Deborah Titus-Glover, Kirsty Naa Adjeley Lomo, Patience Millennium Hlorlewu, Ursula Abanga, Kofi Dzorgbewu, Lawal Raqeeba, Ellen Diamond, Moses Apiah Abaah, and Akorfa Dawson.

The official launch of “Afajato: Stories from around the Volta Lake” is scheduled to take place at the University’s Discovery House forecourt in Adabraka in March 2024.

The anthology follows the success of the Centre’s previous publications, including “Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World,” “Larabanga: Stories from the Savannah,” “Lockdown: True Short Stories Inspired by COVID-19 Confinement,” and “Untold Stories Vol. 1.” Each publication has contributed to the Centre’s mission of promoting critical reading, creative writing, and literacy among the youth in Ghana.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Moses Apiah|Ghana

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