GAW shortlist winners of 2022 literary awards

The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) has released the names of shortlisted winners of the 2022 Literary Awards.

For novel, Adjoa Yeboah-Afari was shortlisted for her “New Currency” novel recently launched in Accra; Empi Baryeh for his “The Illegitimate Prince,” novel and SolomonKuu-Ire for his “Urban Sojourn” novel.

“Mariah’s Wonder,” a short story written by Doris AkosuaTay was also shortlisted.

This was contained in a release issued by the sixth GAW awards Committee and copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra on Tuesday.

For spoken word, Osman Abraham Lincoln, Apiokor Seyram Ashong-Abbey and Nana  Fedua-Agyeman Jnr were shortlisted for “The Man Kwame Nkrumah,” “I am not a Mother,” and “Letter to Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah” respectively.

Azaks Gandaah’s “Aguriboma”, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo’s “Lyrical Textiles” and Victor Nana Odei Ofei’s “My Generation and other Poems” were shortlisted for poetry.

For children’s story book, Silas Selorm was shortlisted for his “Slum Formula” story book; Ruby Yayra Goka for her “Even When Your Voice Shakes” story book and Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko for her “King Goat Aponkye” story book.

For creative non-fiction, Vincent Anane Denteh was shortlisted for his “Revitalising Mission and Misology” book; Richard D. Nimako for his “Steps for the Progress of the Black Race” book  and Kofi Adjei for his “ Faith to Conquer and Steps to Step Out,” book.

Ebenezer Koomson was shortlisted the Ghanaian Language Experience Award for his “MFANTSE NSENII NA NSIESIE” book.

Godfred Edusei Derkyi fir the Maths and Science special award for his book “The Adventures of Hurricane and Tornado (Part2. Bringing the Water Home)” and Michael Opoku Agyemang for his “Practical Decision Support Resources for Cardiovascular Diseases” book.

Rachel Yram Perpetual Brain Tugbedzo (More Nice City) has also been shortlisted for special award to the youngest entrant.


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