Benjamin Kwakye

Selected Works

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.
Short Stories
A fantastic tale of Kobi the Magician and his twin brother Paa Quartey.
Short Story
A story about the seeds sown by those who influence us and the aftermath of that influence.

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....
(Full story is available at www.penciltribe.com)