Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Poetry Anthologies from Ghana and Zimbabwe

Look Where You Have Gone to Sit (Edited by Martin Egblewogbe and Laban Carrick Hill)
The Writers Project of Ghana has released the first of a series of anthologies titled Look Where You have Gone to Sit. Edited by Martin Egblewogbe and Laban Carrick Hill and published by Woeli Publishing Services in Accra, Look Where You have Gone to Sit features the work of nineteen new writers, presenting exciting writings across different themes. Writers Project of Ghana intends to continue its efforts to put out more anthologies of Ghanaian writing; consequently, there will be a launch for the next anthologies for 2011 later this year, one for poetry and another for short stories. Copies of this anthology would be available in all bookstores soon, so keep looking.

I have a poem, Finding My Voice, in this anthology. For more information contact martin@writersproject.com.

Together by Julius Chingono and John Eppels
Co-published by 'amaBooks (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), University of KwaZulu-Nala Press (South Africa) and University of New Orleans (USA), Together  is a collaborative writing between Chingono and Eppels. This book would honour the memory of Chingono who passed away in January this year. Together is being launched on April 18.

Date: April 18, 2011
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Lobby Books, Idasa's Cape Town Democracy Centre, 6 Spin Street, Cape Town
RSVP: aspath@idasa.or.za

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the publication of another poem!

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  2. The anthology released is a bold step from the Writers Project of Ghana.Once I lay hands on a copy, I would definetely search for you poem.

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  3. thanks. I hope these little achievements lead to a greater one - publication of my anthology.

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  4. @Geosi, Hope you find it. And I finally saw your face on Kinna's page. Great bro...

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  5. lol! Had been hiding it for a while...lol!

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  6. Good work by WPG. Hope they carry on.

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  7. thanks Stefania but its only one. I hope it leads to a single-author anthology.

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  8. Congratulations! HOw wonderful! :-) I hope this leads to bigger things for you and your poetry!

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  9. Belated congrats to all... Now for the nitty gritty questions: how can I get a copy here in Accra????

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  10. Nina, I guess there are copies at the Legon Bookshop for the first one (Look Where you have gone to sit); for the second I can't tell. Try Amazon.com

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