Prince Mensah

Biography

Nothing is for nothing. One’s personal philosophy has a direct bearing on one’s success in life. The Bible states that as a man thinks, so is he. I concur, after years of learning this truth, at first hand, through my own life and the lives of others. Presently, my personal philosophy is premised on what I coin, the seven Rs of life: Reason, Relevance, Resilience, Romance, Reality, Respect and Rationality.

I was born in Ghana, West Africa. My love of writing started at a very early age. I believe that more meaning is added to life by way of individual and collective expression. All of us have our own unique nuances and perspectives. This is what gives life its essential mosaic.

I am also an Associate Editor for One Ghana, One Voice, the leading e-zine for Ghanaian poetry. I have edited five anthologies of poetry by African poets: The War Against War, We Are One People, Defiled Sacredness, Whispers in the Whirlwind and Visions of the Motherland. I work as a freelance translator/interpreter for various US state courts.

I hope my poems, proverbs, short stories, novels and essays will help someone out there to enjoy the beauty of life. Thank you.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
At seven. It was a couple of poems about animals. I can say it became serious around ten when, with the assistance of a family friend, I wrote my first play. It was really cool to hear family members read out the lines. That was the most fulfilling emotion in the world.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have been working on a series of proverbs, sayings and, basically, observations on life. I called them Wisdom for the Road. I have about 120 volumes. Each volume contains 100 proverbs/sayings/observations.
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Books

Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 20) - 100 Proverbs about Wisdom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Wisdom is the most essential attribute in life. It is the ability to apply knowledge with aptness in all circumstances. There are many with knowledge in our world who cannot apply it, in order to reach their potential. There are many who choose to overlook wisdom at their own peril. There are some who decidedly have zero tolerance for anything that happens to be wise.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 19) - 100 Proverbs about Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations
Hope is the energy we use in our walk in life. Without hope, a person begins to question the relevance of existence. It is important to feed hope every moment because of its central role to the fulfillment of purpose in our lives. We should never lose hope or allow others to steal it from us. It is that inner impetus that moves us closer and closer to our dreams and destiny.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 18) - 100 Proverbs about Sorrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
It is said that sorrow is the cleaning lady of the soul. Tragedy is as inevitable in life like the passing of time. It is unwise to ignore the fact that one day, people we love and cherish will die or go through some traumatic experience. It is foolhardy to close one's eyes to the reality of disappointments, disillusion and death. Sorrow acts as the catalyst to a more meaningful life.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 17) - 100 Proverbs about Laughter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations
Nothing acts like a formidable counter-balance to the weights and worries of existence than laughter. It is the best, and least expensive, medicine in the world. It is never out of season and relevance. It is like heat in cold, like breeze in sunshine. The person who has perfected the art of laughter has perfected the art of living. This volume of proverbs celebrates laughter as an essential tool
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 16) - 100 Proverbs about Discipline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Without discipline, life misses its bearings. Every human endeavor needs discipline, in order to reach the full extent of potential. It is definitely not the most pleasing experience but certainly one of the most essential to a person's development. In this volume of proverbs, discipline is presented in unapologetic terms – you cannot go far in life without it.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 15) - 100 Proverbs about Hate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Hate is usually defined as the opposite of love. It is a destructive trait that utterly disregards the value and potential in human relationships. Hate manifests itself in myriad ways, from the serpent's lie in the Garden of Eden to the murderous intent that people carry against others. This volume sheds light on this canker and warns against the waste of one's life on such motivations.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 14) - 100 Proverbs about Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This volume pays homage to love in all its glory and the responsibilities it requires. Love is the most abused human concept because it is the one most accessed. It is most likely to be misunderstood because it is most likely to be misrepresented. However, when understood for all the right reasons, it has the power to bring lasting change to the world.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 13) - 100 Proverbs about Vision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Helen Keller rightfully said, 'It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.’ Vision is an operative of faith. It is born out the indomitable assurance that what has been started will be completed. It is the sketch of the possible, with the future as a drawing board. In this volume of proverbs, vision is presented as 'the eyes with which we perceive our future.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 12) - Another 100 African Proverbs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
'We speak to the wise son with proverbs, not in long winded talk.' This is one of the many nuggets hidden in this special volume of proverbs which expands upon the wealth of wisdom hidden in African cultures. Wisdom is integral to one's existence. Without it, there is no point to one's existence.
Wisdom for the Road - (Volume 11) - 100 African Proverbs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Growing up as a young child in Ghana, West Africa, Prince Kwasi Mensah got the chance to hear proverbs, at first hand, from grandparents and older relatives. These wise sayings and observations, in addition to those in the Bible, have acted as lights for his life walk. In this special volume, he shares those native proverbs with us.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 10) - 100 Proverbs about Perseverance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Without question, it is perseverance that finishes the race of destiny. In a world of broken hopes and dreams, it is particularly important to develop perseverance, the ability to pursue one's purpose and dreams, in spite of overwhelming reasons to quit.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 9) - 100 Proverbs about Truth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
For many, the truth has become a light concealed under the bushel of flawed opinion. Many exist in the bondage of lies and misrepresentations of who and what they are. This epidemic of deception has stolen potential from the lives of those caught in its grip. This volume of proverbs goes straight to the point about our relationship with truth: we refuse it at our own peril.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 8) - 100 Proverbs about Purpose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Purpose is the blueprint of existence. Without purpose, it might have been better that a person never lived. Each one of us on earth has a unique purpose, something that only one particular person can do. With that in mind, it is an unspoken tragedy how many exist without working on their God-given, innate purpose. In this volume of proverbs, clarity of purpose is paramount.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 7) - 100 Proverbs about Patience
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Without patience, nothing is gotten that will ever last. In a microwave-minded world populated with myriads of people with here-and-now attitudes, the concept of patience seems, at best, boring and borderline comedic. However, patience is the power we leave behind when we rush into things. This volume of proverbs is a case for a patient disposition, a life that understands rhythms of life.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 6) - 100 Proverbs about Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Life, or the sum of our dreams and actions, is a gift we all get to share with others. It is that equal opportunity employer who wakes us up in the morning, constantly asking us for what we want to do with talents and purposes we have been endowed with. This volume of proverbs celebrates life and delves into the many facets that constitute its mosaic.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 5) - 100 Proverbs about Learning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
The world was designed to make us all perpetual learners, to make us conscious of our need to know more than we already know. Learning, as a habit, makes a person distinct from his peers, in that it opens doors to the universe of possibilities. In this volume of proverbs, learning takes center stage as the key to one's ability to achieve one's dreams.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 4) - 100 Proverbs about Leadership
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The world is in a chronic shortage of real leaders – people who say what they mean and mean what they say, people who do not only talk but walk the talk. The lack of leadership, in most human endeavors, is one of the reasons why our society is fast losing the strength of moral adhesiveness. This volume of proverbs touts what leadership is, why it is important and how it can be honed.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 3) - 100 Proverbs about Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
It is said that, without faith, it is impossible to please God. Without faith, it is impossible to achieve anything of purpose. Faith is as vital to a man's existence as air is to his sustenance. In this volume of proverbs, faith is presented as a primary tool of possibility, an all-important weapon against cynicism.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 2) - 100 Proverbs about Experience
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Experience comes, whether we like it or not. It is our carryout after our intersection with the world. Here are one hundred proverbs to help you use experience as a tool of existence.
Wisdom For The Road (Volume 1) - 100 Proverbs about God
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: Simple English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Since the beginning of time, men have searched for God, in order to make sense of the world. Author Prince Kwasi Mensah contributes a hundred new proverbs to assist in that search.

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