Martin Egblewogbe read from his short story anthology, Mr. Happy and the Hammer of God at the Niagara Plus Hotel on July 28, 2010. This book reading was organised by the Writers Project of Ghana.
Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery
I have read numerous detective novels but none of them was authored by an African. Most novels by Africans either dwell on the past or complain of the present. Crime as it is known in novels is a 'no-go' area for most of us. This might be because of the humanity of our spirits and the attachment we have towards the spirits that we fail to see that it occurs, that it has become part of the present Africa and Ghana.
But Kwei Quartey has not forgotten. He writes about it and he doesn't just gloss over it in his writings but it is the subject of his writings. This Physician cum Writer has created the Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery. The title of his first novel in this series was titled Wife of the Gods. Currently he is working on his second novel in this series titled Children of the Street, which would be released in 2011.
Dr. Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana and raised by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father. Even though his professional writing career began after he became a Physician, his desire to be a writer started at a very early age.
So if you are the mystery novel aficionado please just check him out, you may never let go.
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