Interview with tetteh joel zutah

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a nurse, so I do what I'm sworn to do...manage my clients to recovery....or a peaceful death.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
How can I forget! I remember my primary school teacher asked me to write about 'MY FAVORITE FOOD'
What is your writing process?
I first write...... then I rewrite.....then I keep rewriting until I can't rewrite anymore
How do you approach cover design?
I tell you, I believe the cover should summarize the story...I can get very hard on my designer sometimes..trust me...
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love Robert Greene's '48 Laws of Power'. I admire Chinua Achebe's 'THINGS FALL APART". To be honest with you, I respect hard work...You read some pieces and you reckon therein that a lot of energy had gone into it.....I must say I love poetry too...I have well appreciated 'The Master Brewer', 'New Year's Eve Midnight', and I respect Kaakyire Akosomo Nyantakyi for his Afro-sensitive ideals...
What do you read for pleasure?
My own write-ups....it soothes me up....i also love to research into sociopolitical themes..... But I read from a wide range of authors...legends, literature, etc....
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Ashaiman, a mega-dense community in the Capital of Ghana. I must say that the pressures were so huge. The economic hardship suffered by a majority of the populace set up a vicious cycle of banditry and and worse more...but it has been rewarding actually...I've learned to live anywhere....
Published 2013-10-02.
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Books by This Author

THE MASTER WEAVER
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics
A Tetteh Zutah short story. The animal kingdom needs to outdoor its princess; she must wear a new smock, but they need Ananse—the banished weaver.... Inspired by Ghanaian folklore. Calm yourself with a literary massage. Another masterpiece from the desk of Tetteh J. Zutah. All rights reserved!
WHEN NIGHT FELL IN THE DAY
Price: Free! Words: 17,680. Language: British English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Classics
When Night Fell in the Day is a riveting saga told in an African setting. This masterpiece is one of the favorites from the writing desk of Tetteh J. Zutah, a proud son of Africa.