Nana Awere Damoah
Nana Awere Damoah was born in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Nana spent all his secondary or high school years at Ghana National College, Cape Coast, Ghana and speaks fondly of growing up in the suburb of Kotobabi, in the Ghanaian capital, where he started his education at the local Providence Preparatory School.
A British Council Chevening alumnus, Nana works with PZ Wilmar in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an associate of Joyful Way Incorporated, a Christian Music Ministry in Ghana, where he was the group’s National President from 2002 to 2004.
Nana started writing seriously in 1993 when he was in the sixth form and has had a number of his short stories published in the Mirror and the Spectator. In 1997, he won the first prize in the Step Magazine National Story Writing Competition. His writing has appeared in StoryTime ezine, Legon Business Journal, Sentinel Nigeria Magazine and the anthology African Roar (StoryTime Publishing, 2010).
He is the author of three non-fiction books: Through the Gates of Thought (2010), Excursions in my Mind (2008) and I Speak of Ghana (2013) and one fiction book, Tales from Different Tails. He keeps a personal blog at www.nanadamoah.com, is the creator and editor of StoryLoom and Ghanamanisms (www.storyloom.wordpress.com and www.ghanamanisms.wordpress.com dedicated to Ghanaian fiction and non-fiction respectively) and is a columnist of Business and Financial Times newspaper.
He is married to Vivian. The couple and their children, Nana Kwame Bassanyin, Nana Yaw Appiah, and Maame Esi Akoah, are based in Tema, Ghana.
Where to find Nana Awere Damoah online
My Book of #GHcoats
By Nana Awere Damoah
Published: December 3, 2013.
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Through the Gates of Thought
Seriously funny, amusingly instructive and liberally Christian, Damoah offers insights from many sources and hope for the future for his pioneering home land. He has, like some clever spider in folklore, spun a glittering web of words in our path, trapping many tasty ideas. These we can consume at our leisure, through the gates of thought.
Excursions in My Mind
In this brilliant series of articles, supported by quotations from literary sources, the Bible and contemporary Church leaders, Nana Awere Damoah covers the broad sweep of Christian faith as practised in everyday life.
Tales from Different Tails
By Nana Awere Damoah
Published: January 14, 2012.
In this selected work of fiction, Nana Awere Damoah gifts the world with his and our story and tells them in terms that enable us relate effectively. Set in contemporary Ghanaian society, the stories are themed on fate, romance, love and camaraderie betrayed. Very well told-stories. A compact, adrenaline-driven, easy to read work, with an added bonus: humor.
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