Our Judges

Fui Can-Tamakloe

Fui Can-Tamakloe is a Ghanaian performance poet and story writer. He is one of the authors of the flash fiction anthology 'Made In Ghana: A Collection of Short Stories'. He also contributed to the 'Kenkey for Ewes & Other Very Short Stories' anthology. Fui enjoys exploring relationships between Ghanaians and their environment through fiction. He writes in English and Ghanaian Pidgin. When he isn't writing, Fui teaches Literature and Creative Writing to young children.

Ama Asantewa Diaka is a Ghanaian storyteller constantly renewing her faith in God and people. She’s the author of You too will know me (chapbook), chief editor of Tampered Press and co-founder of Love Rocks organization. Over the last decade, she has performed on different stages throughout Ghana and in other parts of the world. Her work, both as a performer and a writer, engages issues of feminism, inequality, empathy and mental health.

Ama Asantewa Diaka

Ohui Abenyega Allotey

Ohui works at the Ghana Book Development Council, Ministry of Education as a Principal Book Development Officer. Her career in publishing started as an Editor at the Ghana Publishing Corporation, a publishing company set up by the government at independence to promote the production of indigenous books for Ghanaian schools and the general public.

She is a freelance Editor in her spare time. Even though she edits all categories of manuscripts – academic, fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children’s books – she loves working on children’s books.

She is a member of The Ghana Association of Writers where she is a resource person on editorial matters; an executive member of the Children’s Literature Foundation; an executive member of IBBY Ghana; a member of the Ghana Association of Book Editors and a consultant for the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) of the Ministry of Education.

Ohui is a graduate who majored in English and the Study of Religions (1982) and also has an MA in Information Studies (2013), from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Gbontwi Anyetei

A passionate Pan-Africanist, Gbontwi Anyetei believes that art can play part in making history interesting, exciting and relevant enough to reframe our present and create a revolutionary future. He gave a presentation to that effect in 2018 at Accra’s ‘Pagya Literary Festival’ and on a delivered a paper at the ‘All African Peoples’ Conference: “Unfalsifying’ the Afrikan Consciousness –the Amos Wilson Way’

Anyetei has published two novels ‘What Do You Call It?’, ‘Mensah’ and is completing his third, ‘For the Republic of Hackney. ‘Mensah’ was shortlisted for at the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival and he was invited to speak at the same festival ‘Mean Streets’ – a panel on crime writing. His non-fiction essay ‘Writing for Africa from Britain’ has appeared in the anthology ‘Safe’ (published 2019). Gbontwi Anyetei has film-making ambitions, having completed a biopic screenplay on the life of Ghana’s independence-era leader, Kwame Nkrumah amongst other movies awaiting development.

Gbontwi Anyetei was born in 1980s West Africa when Ghana was at its least stable. As a result he spent his infancy in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Botswana as well as Ghana before moving to Britain. Anyetei relocated to Ghana in 2013.

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