Benjamin Kwakye

Selected Works

Collection of Poems
Collection of Poems
Expperiences of a Ghanaian immigrant in the US
An epic chronicle of Rwandan born Shama's struggles and triumphs as an immigrant.
A collection of short stories
A collection of three novellas that explore grief and the tenacity of the human spirit.
An epic novel on the African immigrant experience. Winner of the 2011 IPPY Gold Award Multicultural Fiction (Adult )
A novel of intense sibling rivalry that stands as a powerful metaphor of Africa’s socio-political past and present.
"[A] compelling revelation of post-colonial concerns presented through a brilliant weaving together of events... "
--CWP Citation
A compelling portrait of relations between the rich and poor in urban Ghana.

Lyrics of Lions

Description of new work

The midwives called him Kobi the Magician, having earned this title from them on account of his three births. They would later tell it as if the circumstances of his birth deserved mythical reverence worthy of universal reputation. If they were to be believed, these circumstances occurred on that day when the moon and sun appeared at the same time and light turned to darkness, which then turned to light, and opposites merged and diverged at once....
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