When I was a child, I read from some of the finest writers from the early generation of Ghanaian writers. I still have some of their books on my shelves. Many a time, I ask myself who the next generation of Ghanaian writers will be as I pass by those books. The question of whether Ghanaian writing is on the rise or fall is by now cliché. Mostly probably, what we have not done much in the last decade or so are to explore spaces for placing our creative works.
In continuing with the tradition established by Okyeame, Ntakra and other early Ghanaian literary journals, we hope this venture will not just be a memory but it will introduce a new generation of Ghanaian writers as we join the rest of the world for a literary communion.
In this issue, we present writers from different generations with different tastes for aesthetics and are from different countries. Darko Antwi captures the immediate scene to the death of Auntie Araba, a persona. She is not only leaving but she wants a better, peaceful home for those left behind. The young writer, Adelaide Aseidu writes a fascinating story about career choices. Here are what we present:
- The Last Words Of Auntie Araba – Darko Antwi
- Dirty Trip, Approved – Ben Nardolili
- In Wild Hunger – Joan McNerney
- The Truth – Steve Klepetar
- Wanderer’s Words – G. Edzordzi Agbozo
- I Saw Your Face Up There – Kyle Kacza
The People Who Write Questionnaire: Ayesha Haruna Attah with Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
On Time – Achiro Patricia Olwoch
It is also worthy of mention that Aisha Nelson has joined us as a poetry editor and co-founder. Ehanom Review is now a monthly journal. We hope you will enjoy reading these works as much as we have enjoyed reading them. Let’s commune for yet another literary feast next month. Thank you and may God bless us all.
Kwabena Agyare Yeboah.