Hello wonderful folks, I have been gone for so long that I almost forgot I had a blog. :-). I miss you all I must admit. 🙂 But my absence was a for a good cause. I needed time to finish my works in progress. Thank God I have been able to complete one of them (only one oo! Hmm!) A collection of haiku, Haiku Rhapsodies.
To say I’m excited would be an understatement. At the same time, I am humbled that my work, Haiku Rhapsodies, is going to be out there. Incidentally, I’m the first Ghanaian to have a haiku anthology published in my country. That fact sunk in only yesterday when a colleague mentioned it. That rather humbles me and make my heart goes ziiinnnnng! :-). I give all the glory to God. 🙂
On Saturday 23rd April, 2016, I will be launching Haiku Rhapsodies at PAWA (Pan Africa Writers Association) House, Roman Ridge, Accra Ghana at 1.00 pm. As a member of the Ghana Association of Writers, (GAW) which is under the PAWA, I get to use the venue for free. 🙂 I wish to invite you all lovely folks to the event. I know you will all be there with me in spirit. 🙂 The journey has not been easy, especially as an independent publisher. I had to edit and edit and re-edit the collection after it had gone through series of reviews. I particularly thank Kristjaan, the host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai for his invaluable support. I’m also grateful to Adjei Agyei Baah, editor of the Mamba Journal and the African Haiku Network for his critique and great support. Special thanks go to Hamish Gunn for his lovely forest photo, and to Roxi St Clair for permission to use her quotes. And I know I could not have made it without your beautiful heartfelt support over these years of blogging. I thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart. 🙂 I shall soon post the links to where you can get copies to buy. 🙂 🙂
God willing, I shall soon join you on the blog. I have over a 1000 posts in my inbox and I simply cannot keep up. Pardon me for deleting and starting afresh. Thanks so much. 🙂