Nana Awere Damoah

Biography

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 four non-fiction books: Sebitically Speaking (2015), I Speak of Ghana (2013), Through the Gates of Thought (2010) and Excursions in my Mind (2008); and one fiction book, Tales from Different Tails (2011). 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.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have used Smashwords for introducing my books to a wider range of platforms such as iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Sony and Kobo. I find the coupon facilities available in Smashwords very useful for promotions, as well as giving books out for reviews.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The translation of characters, ideas and plots from my mind onto paper and having feedback from readers.
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Books

Sebitically Speaking
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Sebitically Speaking is an uplifting elixir that courses through the hearts and minds of readers and awakens their consciousness regarding how to improve themselves and their country. The author uses a perfect blend of wit and humour, inducing a mixture of laughter and tears from readers. Sebitically Speaking is an irresistible literary tiger nut that every lover of Ghana must chew.
Infoboxx Book of Sikaman Awards
Price: Free! Words: 8,780. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » History » Africa
This is a collection of Sikaman Awards from 2010 to 2014, supported by Infoboxx. The awards are compiled annually, using social media. It is meant to be fun but also chronicle the events of each year in Ghana.
My Book of #GHcoats (Season 3)
Price: Free! Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
These quotes, though attributed to famous people dead or living, are not true. They are the works of the creative minds of contributors; they, however, describe the personalities or certain characteristics of the people they are attributed to. Anyone who takes these quotes here as facts obviously has no business holding a Nokia 3310 phone! Have fun reading!
Through the Gates of Thought
Series: Ghanaman Musings, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,920. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
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.
I Speak of Ghana
Series: Ghanaman Musings, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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I Speak of Ghana is an honest journey of deft oration replete with the sounds, smells, sights, frustrations, triumphs and the mundane – everything that makes the Ghanaian experience finds its way into this book. Nana Awere Damoah performs an insightful examination of the heart of the matter. Narrated with humor, the book is Nana’s eloquence at its best.
Excursions in My Mind
Series: Ghanaman Musings, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 36,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,090. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
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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