Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, special prize winner of Soka Matsubara international Haiku contest, winner of Forty Under 40 Awards for Authorship and Creative Writing, and semifinalist of the Jack Grape International Poetry Prize, is the author of Travellers Gather Dust and Lust, Chicken Wings at the Altar, 60 Aces of Haiku, and Lyrical Textiles (Illuminated Press, US). He serves as project manager for Ghana Writes Literary Group, creative editor for WGM magazine and African poetry editor for Better Than Starbucks Poetry and Fiction Journal. Mainoo’s writing has appeared in The Cicada’s Cry (US), An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicestershire (UK), Writers Space Africa, Fireflies’ Light (Missouri Baptist University), Libero American Journal, aAH! Magazine (Manchester Metropolitan University), Kalahari Review, Wales Haiku Journal, EVENT, The Mamba, Ghana Writes Journal, The Haiku Foundation, Nthanda Review (Malawi), Best New African Poets anthologies (2018, 2019, 2020), Bodies & Scars, Black Bamboo, Poetry Leaves Bound Volume, Quesadilla and Other Adventures: Food Poems, among others. Mainoo is a tennis professional in the morning, a student in the afternoon, and writer in the evening.
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Ghana-based poet Gabriel Awuah reads from the publication, We are Moulting Birds (Light Factory Publications, 2021). This reading was presented at the launch of the set “Ghanaian Writing on Migration and Diaspora” at Richmond Public Library on November 27, 2021. The publication was produced in the Reading the Migration Library project and in partnership with Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD). This video was recorded at LOATAD in Accra, Ghana. The videographer (camera and post production) was Nipah Dennis.