Celestine Nudanu graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a BA in English and Theatre Arts, and MA degree in International Affairs. Currently, she is a Senior Assistant Registrar, with the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
As well as being a book reviewer, Celestine is also a poet, with interest in haiku. Her works have been included in two anthologies: Western Haiku: A Collection, and Ballads, both produced by Dagda Publishing, UK. Her haiku have also been featured in renowned online haiku journals including Cattails, Collected Works of UHTS, The Mamba, Journal of African Haiku Network (of which she is a Supporting Editor), Akita International Haiku Network (Japan), Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Prune Juice, The Bamboo Hut, Haikuniverse, Brassbell Journal of Haiku, Stardust Haiku and Flamingo Clouds (Netherlands). Celestine is a freelance editor for Kwadwoan Publishing, Accra. She is a member of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) and the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS), USA.
Her debut poetry collection, Haiku Rhapsodies, (available at Amazon) won the Atukwei Okine Award for Best Poetry Book under the Poetry Category at the 2017 Ghana Association of Writers Literary Awards as part of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations
Celestine blogs at http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/
Where to find Celestine Nudanu online
Haiku Rhapsodies - Verses from Ghana
by Celestine Nudanu
Celestine Nudanu's Haiku Collection is termed 'minimalist expressionism' with an African flavour. Not only does the poet in true haiku tradition express so much in cryptic, compact and concise language, but she also vests each piece with subliminal artistry. As the eyes navigate the pages, each poem, with a dose of the exotic tells its own story in micro seconds, lingering in the minds of readers.
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Smashwords book reviews by Celestine Nudanu
- Seduced Hearts: A Body ~ Tingling Romance
on July 24, 2018
Marriage can be a beautiful experience or journey if all the cards are played right and the partners involved love each other genuinely. For Efua and Xavier Flonta, everything is perfect, or so it seems. They both have damaging secrets that even their steamy nights and days cannot overshadow.
I read this book overnight. Fast paced just like the formula one driving Xavier, full speed and when I finished I knew I had really landed with a whoosh. 🙂
Stella has written a romance that makes one question the validity of one’s marriage vows especially in the face of such agonising and explosive revelations by the parties. But in the end, forgiveness becomes vital to keep the marriage together.
What is striking about Seduced Hearts is the strong extended family links. In Ghana, we say when you marry a person, you marry the whole family; Xavier and Efua have strong links to their extended families and the two entities are pivotal in the reconciliation, though in the end, Xavier and Efua have to fight their own demons, come to terms with their flaws and ultimately decide to let love prevail. Yes, as I mention flaw, let me add that both characters are nicely flawed and that make them human. Did I love the characters? Hmm, Xavier is my man, and when you read the book you will know why. 🙂
I give Seduced Hearts five ‘heart-shaped’ stars and highly recommend it to all lovers of romance and those who are interested in knowing about Ghana