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Radio, a Platform for Creative Writing:
Ghanaian Literature & Broadcast Culture

Helen Yitah, Victoria Ellen Smith & Audrey Gadzekpo, Guest Editors

Cover Art Front and Back: Serge Attukwei Clottey, Nothing Else Matters
Interior Page: Serge Attukwei Clottey, External Attributes

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They Will Be Gone
If It Were in Our Power
I will be waiting at the end of the Old Road
Kofi Anyidoho

Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Critic’s Choice: Writers’ Project on Citi FM
Martin Egblewogbe

The Eternal Chess
Kobby Jeremiah Sekyi

Blood of a He-Goat
Kofi Gyamfi Anane-Kyeremeh


Ghana Muntie:
From Station ZOY to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (extracts)
Ben Gadzekpo

Ichabod: The diary of Henry Valentine Leonard Swanzy (extracts)
Henry Swanzy


Note from the Editors
Helen Yitah, Victoria Ellen Smith & Audrey Gadzekpo

Radio Ghana:
A Brief History of Ghanaian Radio
& the Culture of Literary Broadcasts
Victoria Ellen Smith


A Breeder’s Tale
Kofi Akpabli

Bambara Boy
Mamle Kabu

The Koranic Contest
Mohammed Naseehu Ali


See What They’ve Done
For Willie Keorapetse Kgositsile
A Song for Nyidevu
Kofi Anyidoho

Live Radio Jazz
Locking Doors
Nii Ayikwei Parkes

The Living Ancestor
Home Guard
Biography of a Poet
Kwame Dawes

Critic’s Choice: “Writers Project on Citi FM”
Martin Egblewogbe

Abelemkpe Grinding Machine by Novisi Dzitrie
Brief Romance by Nii Amartey Amarteifio
Definition by Amarkine Amarteifio
Without Leash by Aisha Nelson


Selected Pieces from cameronduodu.com
Cameron Duodu


Frances Ademola in Conversation with Helen Odamtten (2017)
& Audrey Gadzekpo (2018)
J.H. Kwabena Nketia in Conversation with Victoria Ellen Smith (2014)
Robert Owusu in Conversation with Martin Egblewogbe (2018)
Ama Ata Aidoo in Conversation with Esi Sutherland-Addy (2017)
Atukwei Okai in Conversation with Gheysika Agambila (2018)
Kofi Anyidoho in Conversation with Kwame Dawes (2017)
Henry Ofori Interviewed by Stephanie Newell (1999)


Glocalising Radio during Empire
Audrey Gadzekpo

Children & Literary Broadcasts on Radio Ghana:
Listening to Story Time & Taataa Tee
Sarah Akrofi-Quarcoo

The End of a Story, the End of Empire:
The Case of Cameron Duodu’s “Tough Guy in Town”
Chris Campbell

Pastoral Parcels & Green Growth:
The Countryside as a Site of Communal Renewal
in Early Ghanaian Radio Literature
Helen Yitah

The Many Drums of Albert Kayper-Mensah
A.N. Mensah


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