Episode 74

Writing and Styling with Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond


May 18th, 2021

48 mins 22 secs

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About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!
My guest this week comes to us from Queens, New York by way of Accra, Ghana. She is Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, the author of Powder Necklace, which Publishers Weekly called "a winning debut." Named to the “Africa39” list of writers “with the potential and talent to define trends in the development of literature from Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora,” her short fiction was included in the anthology Africa39. Her work also appears in Everyday People: The Color of Life, New Daughters of Africa, and Accra Noir among others. Forthcoming from Brew-Hammond are a children's picture book, a novel, and an anthology. Brew-Hammond was a 2019 Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellow, a 2018 Aké Arts and Book Festival Guest Author, a 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, a 2016 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, and a 2015 Rhode Island Writers Colony Writer-in-Residence. Every month, Brew-Hammond co-leads a writing fellowship whose mission is to write light into the darkness.

Nana is also a founder of the made-in-Ghana lifestyle line EXIT 14 which offers a new generation of style lovers and collectors fashion and home goods made of batakari, a luxury cotton textile woven by Ghanaian artisans in a generations' old tradition.

Where to find Nana:
Shop Exit 14
On LinkedIn
On Twitter
On Instagram
On Facebook

What's Nana watching?
Closure on Amazon Prime

Other topics of interest:
Akashic Books
Cassava Republic
Nana-Ama Danquah
Book Nook Store
Writers Project of Ghana
Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)
Library of African and the African Diaspora