Ghana Writers Awards Shortlist Announced


The Ghana Writers Awards, the only literary awards programme in the country, has announced the shortlisted entries for the 2017 edition of the awards ceremony that are set to be held on October 28 at Christ the King Parish Hall in Accra.

Entries were opened on Friday, April 14, 2017 and closed on Sunday, May 14, 2017.


There are five categories, which include: poetry, short Story, spoken word, literature blog, and topic-given poetry contest on illegal mining are on the cards for the second edition of the Ghana Writers Awards.

See the full list of shortlisted entries below:


University of Hard Knocks – Philip Arko Ewusi

Liberia Woman – Samuel Owusu Achiaw

Prayer Mongers – Nana Yaa Asantewaa Asante

Faded Beauty –Robert Owuodihia

Incapacitated – Nana Ama Gyemah

The Sound Of Silence – Roby Yayra Goka

Serebour – Serebour Badu Prosper


The Piano Phone – Logoh Selorm Philip

Gentle Lucifer – Mohammed Shamsu-deen.

A Thousand Mystics— Kofi Acquah

A Letter to My Oppressor – Emmanuel Agyei-Poku

That Jesus Name – Adjei-Arthur Bonsu

The Plight of a House Help – Gabla Godwin

Africa of Old – Sacket Anthony Djaba

Little Black Children – Gayi Eyram C.

An Elegy for Awonoor – Abelumkeamah Bertrand Azags

A Toil In The Dark –Kwao Jonathan Tetteh

Of Our Land – Ekow Dodd

The Making of Silence – Nana Karikari Akyempo Prempeh


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Dig Deeper – Yvette D. Adusei

The Dying Digger – Kweku Taylor

The Cry of the Land – Maame Akua Akyea Kodua