Benjamin Kwakye

Selected Works

Poetry
Collection of Poems
Collection of Poems
Fiction
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.
"In a language which echoes no known poet’s, a voice so singular in its unconventionality, and themes that capture the poet’s people’s history and reality in spectacular images, Benjamin Kwakye’s Soul to Song pioneers a fresh path in contemporary African poetry." – Tanure Ojaide, poet and Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Soul to Song

Soul to Song

In this book of poetry with memorable poems, Accra-born author Benjamin Kwakye announces himself as a major voice in contemporary African poetry. The poems address both private and public concerns and lend a fresh insight into modern Ghanaian, African, and African diasporic poetry. Only a gifted poet well aware of the legacy left behind by Kofi Awoonor, Christopher Okigbo, Tchicaya U'tamsi and many others could pen such a dazzling and memorable work.

Collection of Poems