Author: nana

Lockdown Chronicles

Lockdown Chronicles (1)

“There’s a disease going round. But you’ll be fine. Just wear your masks, wash your hands and be careful.” We all turned to look at one another. It was just a flu, right? It couldn’t be that bad. None of us gave it a second thought. “Don’t forget to come […]

Our own story to tell

Here’s a short piece from one of my own…a young Ghanaian man whose occasional short pieces inspire me and manage to make his readers smile in the process. This particular peace made me feel hopeful, reminding me that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that we […]

First the climb, then the view…

I hit snooze on my alarm. “Who sent me at all?” I asked myself as I gathered the willpower to get out of bed. I had signed up for a hiking trip and I knew if I didn’t get up now I’d miss the bus. Get up, Show up After […]

The Woman with Many Hats

“I love your braids!” I had been seeing her for some time at church…the calm lady with the longest dreadlocks I had seen in a very long time. She looked familiar and I later remembered I had come across her profile on LinkedIn. One day I decided to say hi, […]

Marriage through a Millennial’s Eyes

Manza couldn’t believe her eyes! Here she was, surrounded by a group of friends she had grown to love, and Nana, the love of her life, kneeling down before her. ”Will you marry me?” he repeated. Still in shock, Manza exclaimed “Yes!”, praying this dream will never end. ”I love […]

Surrounded…

Kay put her head on the table, plugging in her earphones. She wanted to shut out the noise of the world and all the negative thoughts threatening to consume her mind. She closed her eyes as she soaked in some music, unable to control the tears rolling down her cheeks. […]