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i dream a song By Nana S. Achampong
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New verses and songs from the author of Salt in Her Womb and Kikuyu Princess.
Eunuchs in the Harem By Nana S. ACHAMPONG
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I have worked myself to hysterical heights watching American “news” programs on television many nights and I have always wondered how the toxic content and base level of discussion... More > somehow manage to attract sufficient advertising and sponsorship to make the broadcasting of filth viable. But then, one realizes that there is a legion of mindless zombies whose very existence is directly connected to the ignorance purveyed. This is big business in America. I have come, reluctantly, to understand the resolute divisions in the ideological landscape of this frontier environment; I have retired myself to the reality that for every insightful Rachel Maddow, there are thousands of toxic, bawdy, deliberately ignorant opposites dedicated to working against civilization. In the following collection are selected articles and blogs (initially published at www.blogspot.ancientgriot.com over the last couple of years) reflecting my frustration about these castrated coaches of political intercourse.< Less
It Pays To Be Kind By Nana S. Achampong
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Anq, a kind orphan, is driven out of his village by the wicked Togbe Bush. However, due to his compassion, Anq ends up with more than he could ever dream of. What Togbe meant for evil turned out to... More > be good for Anq.< Less
My Kikuyu Princess By Nana S. Achampong
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'My Kikuyu Princess' is Achampong's third book of verse. It is made up of a collection of love poems and previously unpublished material.
Salt in her womb By Nana S. Achampong
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"Salt in her Womb" is Achampong's tenth book. This book, his forth collection of verse, was inspired in part by internet networking friends - especially on MySpace and Facebook. It is a... More > tentative journey into the zones of desire and longing.< Less
Empowernomics By Nana S. Achampong
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This is an effort to invite Christians to a journey of understanding the system of God’s purpose for mankind. It is an on Outline of the core teachings of Rev. GENE C. BRADFORD. Like the... More > governor Nehemiah says of the skilled scribe Ezra, Bradford “read[s] distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and … [gives] the sense, and help[s] [us]… to understand the reading”. He speaks about pain and problems. For instance, he explains that these are experiences that Christians have to go through. Or there would be no Calvary, and therefore no salvation. “Why then do you pray your problems away? You are supposed to endure and learn from them so that God may be glorified. Remember that it rains on both the sinner and the righteous alike,” he says.< Less
The Blight [large Print] By Nana S. Achampong
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[Large print] The Blight is a tragicomic African mystery about a disorientated man's quest to regain his soul, literally. This creepy tale unravels through the flawed protagonist’s own twisted... More > observations on a journey with disparate characters from the mean, pathetic psyche of turn-of-the-millennium urban West Africa. ‘The Blight’, an introspective of contemporary sensibilities, tackles the burning taboos of sexuality, politics, religion, education, tribe, pan-Africanism, corruption, class, sexual repression and wealth from a humorous and original, yet lucid point of view. Ansong wishes to die so he can regain his soul; Larepoh desires new breasts so she can ‘live’; Valentin needs to steal so he can become honest; Doc’s yearning is to cheat so she can taste love; and, Sgt. Tackey dreams of achieving recognition by any means necessary so he may gain the respect of his unfaithful wife. ‘The Blight’ is about the broken lives of these characters, humorous from a distance, but heartrending close-up.< Less
i, immigrant By Nana S. Achampong
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An introspective of the immigrant underground experience in Maryland, as seen through the lives of an unlikely cast whose incursions into Cyberia, the supernatural, and the back streets of Baltimore... More > leave behind a trail of darkness and chills. Through the eyes of undocumented Cape Verdean immigrant Mascarenhas Sonhando, this pseudo-murder mystery provokes candid discussions on race, citizenship, undocumented immigration, the 'akata' infamy, interracial America, gender roles, and the vestiges of colonization. “If an indigenous person had a choice of who his colonial oppressor (the Dutch, the French, the Swiss, the Danes, the British) should be, by far the preferred option of tormenter would surely be the Americans; to their brutality was always added a commensurate portion of compassion. They would rape you, and then rehabilitate you, complete with complimentary therapy….” Once in America though, Mascarenhas' fantasies of the black Eden quickly dissolve into a nightmare in Sodom&Gomorrah.< Less
The Blight By Nana S. Achampong
eBook (PDF): $8.49
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The Blight is a tragicomic African mystery about a disorientated man's quest to regain his soul, literally. This creepy tale unravels through the flawed protagonist’s own twisted observations... More > on a journey with disparate characters from the mean, pathetic psyche of turn-of-the-millennium urban West Africa. ‘The Blight’, an introspective of contemporary sensibilities, tackles the burning taboos of sexuality, politics, religion, education, tribe, pan-Africanism, corruption, class, sexual repression and wealth from a humorous and original, yet lucid point of view. Ansong wishes to die so he can regain his soul; Larepoh desires new breasts so she can ‘live’; Valentin needs to steal so he can become honest; Doc’s yearning is to cheat so she can taste love; and, Sgt. Tackey dreams of achieving recognition by any means necessary so he may gain the respect of his unfaithful wife. ‘The Blight’ is about the broken lives of these characters, humorous from a distance, but heartrending close-up.< Less
Sun of God By Nana S. Achampong
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This is the story of the Congo crisis. It is crafted in a play in five acts that deals with greed for power through the mad pursuit of copper. The story has all the elements at play in the central... More > African empasse - a pinch of avarice here, another of envy there, a little taste of love and hate, and of great deeds and fate. This landscape is filled with tales of ambition with lofty mountains of deception and passionate valleys of corruption, all set in the region in pre-colonial times.< Less