Untold Stories Vol. I, Aidoo Centre’s 4th Anthology to be Launched at TabonFestival2022

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A new collection of new short stories will be launched at TabonFestival2022 this Thursday November 24, 2022 at AUCC Forecourt.

Untold Stories Vol. I is the fourth anthology from the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing at African University College of Communications, Accra Ghana. In all 13 writers, nine stories and five poems made it to this first Volume.

The new authors are Nahnah Afi Dede LANGMER (Dead men tell no tales), Khadija Williams (Drama of Hypocrisy), Ruth Aryeh (Matters of The Heart), and Appiah Kofi GRAHAM (Dreams). The rest are Angelique Heymann Apedo (End of the Road), Innocence WORD (Voiceless) and the sensational story teller Caris Adjei LONDON (Hidden). Contributing poets are Vanessa Okialey Vanderpuye, Emmanuella Otoo, Andrew Adeshina and Regina Dadson.

Exciting new writer Ursula M. Abanga was also kind enough to donate her new piece “The Day Sparky Came Home” to the collection.

This anthology is unique because it is populated by submissions from students. It is also unique because it features some poetry. Most interestingly, it brings together writings from students from different colleges: it is after all a collection of short stories and poems by students from African University College of Communications, Ghana Institute of Journalism and Accra Technical University.

As usual, editing was sometimes invasive, but the editorial board went through the process with the integrity of each work as key; the voices and styles are the authors’. The editorial board particularly had to go deep on the GIJ submissions because they were originally written for the school’s book project and they had to be repurposed for this anthology. Much thanks to David Apau, the man in charge of GIJ’s creative writing program, whose department submitted stories for the board to choose from.

It is with much joy that the #AmaAtaAidooCentre presents you with this fourth corps of incredibly independent new short story writers.

The project was made possible by #AUCC@20, #TabonFestival2022, AUCC-CfCA and the Ama Ata Aidoo Book Society at AUCC.

2 thoughts on “Untold Stories Vol. I, Aidoo Centre’s 4th Anthology to be Launched at TabonFestival2022

  1. Wooow! I’m very excited about the new development in my writing skills which of course was made possible by the #AmaAtaAidooCentre and a patron like Nana S. Achampong who will stop at nothing to ensure that we’re challenged enough to bring out the best in us. I can’t wait to see our new baby tomorrow. Thank you!

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