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AidooCentre announces final 14 submissions for ‘Adabraka’ anthology

Thu, 10 May 2018 Source: Nana Achampong

Editors at the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing at AUCC I charge of ‘Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World’ anthology on Tuesday May 8, 2018 announced the final 14 submissions of short stories that made the cut.

The director of the Centre Nana S. Achampong said: “On behalf of the Aidoo Centre’s literary editors, I am pleased to announce the acceptance of 14 submissions for the ‘Adabraka’ short story anthology. These final works were well-thought out pieces of writing that followed many of our guidelines.

The editors agree that the final 14 show great writing skills and a great understanding in content. They create fantastic imagery and evoke many complex emotions.

I congratulate all on being part of ‘Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World’, and we look forward to reading more of such literature.”

Nana S. Achampong then directed anyone interested to follow the development of the stories at the Centre’s Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/AidooCentre/ for information and updates .

Following is a list of the final 14 submissions:

“An Eye That Listens” by Kwasi ‘Sei

“As Good as it Gets” by Osafo Kofi Asante C.

“Burgundy Dress” by Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour

“Don’t Wake Me Up” by Kwesi Woode

“Hard Times: A Metaphor on Being a Man” by Alvin Akuamoah

“Hunu Bi” by Mercy Addai

“In Bed at ?d?-Nna” by Serwa Gyedu-Nuako

“Of Planks and Splinters: an Adabraka Lorry Station Chronicle” by Elikem M. Aflakpui

“Sedem” by Sena Cobblah

“The Centre of the World” by Araba Shaw

“Somewhere a Distant Bell Tolls Midnight” by Akorfa Dawson

“The Seedy Presumption” by Seyram Asimah

“Tuesday” by Kofi Berko

“Visit to the World” by Kofi Sarfo

In February 2018, the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing made a month-long call for submissions of short stories for its proposed anthology. The Centre was overwhelmed with entries of such high quality that it needed additional hands to go over the selection process again.

The published book is scheduled to be out in June, 2018.

Source: Nana Achampong