The dream to see poetry from the shores of Central Region flourish and illuminate all corners of the world is gradually being achieved.
Meet Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah a young Ghanaian poet from Cape Coast whose works are revered by many. He is being honored on different occasions by both national and international literature outfits.
He doubles as the genius and founder of The Village Thinkers a Creative Writing and Arts Society.
This is but a few of the honors conferred on Abeiku ( The Village Thinker) over the years.
- 1st Prize Winner: World Union of Poets Poetry Prize for Africa 2016
- Golden Prize: Dovesline Poetry Competition 2016
- Specialist Diploma in Poetry Writing (Conferred by Knight Silvano Bortollazi- Italy’s Foremost Citizen Poet)
- 1st Prize: Africa Poetry Challenge 2016
- Shortlisted for African Writers Awards 2018
This is what he had to say about the publishing of his new poetry masterpiece.
TALL BLACK GIRLS INC.
My life has always been written in sheer struggles, forceful frustration & foreclosure bummers
I write to stay alive.
I write Poetry to be zoetic.
But more importantly, to be part of the collective human race that contributes knowledge to the field of Literature & the Poetics has soberly been the greatest anchorage in life despite all the failures that underline such pursuit.
TALL BLACK GIRLS INC. is one of my humble offerings to African Literature, a contribution that biddable my life to the core.
We said we shall write (it doesn’t matter which genre or stream). We promised our forebears we were not going to let them down. Though we might inch ourselves through nightmares, like reaching out for our beds and being tormented by thoughts and muscled by ideas until there are days and nights — we’ve grown to be insomniac in this process.
The toil is a pain in its own flow and a discord in its own tweaks. But we’re surviving it, like trying to make the Black Pride (Black Skin) not get discolored over time.
This book, TALL BLACK GIRLS INC., is our way of bridging the conversation and whipping up the consciousness of the black communities that “being beautiful is being Black and being Black is being beautiful.”
Stop Skin Bleaching.
Stop Melanin Discolorization.
Black is Beautiful.
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Thanks: NeHo Kwame Rasta & Micheal Ace for meriting this book with your magical blurbs.
PS. Cover/Interior Design: Derrick Tsorme