Our Judges

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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.

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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.

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Nana Nyarko Boateng

Nana is a writer and an editor who works in the creative, development and corporate environments to produce diverse storytelling products. Over the past decade, Nana has led Gird Center, a writing, editing, and training services company in Accra, to produce communication products, including, stories, reports, and other publications for several public and private sector organizations. Beyond her role at Gird Center, Nana’s experience cuts across supporting education delivery in rural communities, coordinating and developing research programs, and editing a newspaper. She has taught creative writing in schools across Ghana and at the University of Lomé. Currently, she teaches Creative Writing and Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Virginia. She is also the fiction editor for Meridian, an annual literary magazine produced at the University of Virginia. Nana believes writing is exploration and an attempt to move the knowledge of humanity forward.

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Martin Egblewogbe

Martin is a senior lecturer at the Department of Physics, University of Ghana. He is the author of the collection of short stories, The Waiting (lubin & kleyner, 2020) and Mr Happy and The Hammer of God and other Stories (Ayebia, 2012). His writing has appeared in a number of collections, such as The Gonjon Pin  (2014 Caine Prize anthology), PEN America’s Passages Africa (2015), All The Good Things Around Us (Ayebia, 2016), Litro #162: Literary Highlife (2017), Between The Generations (2020), and Shimmering At Sunset (2021). Martin was the commissioning editor for the anthology Resilience: A Collection (2021), and also co-edited the anthology of short stories, The Sea Has Drowned the Fish (2018) as well as the anthologies of poetry Look where you have gone to sit (Woeli, 2010) and According to Sources (Woeli, 2015). He is a co-founder and a director of the Writers Project of Ghana, and was director of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra in the 2017 - 2021 editions. He also hosts the radio show, Writers Project on Citi FM.