Benjamin Kwakye

Selected Works

Collection of poems
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.

The Clothes of Nakedness

"The Clothes of Nakedness is a modern fable from [a] stunning... author... "
--Wanderlust


"This novel is refreshingly West African in content and style, with slight hints of Achebe and Soyinka."
--Gaele Sobott-Mogwe


"[O]ffers a powerful insight into the vulnerability of human nature and Ghanaian life."
--Orbit