Gabriel Awuah Mainoo is a Ghanaian writer; poet, editor & lyricist. Mainoo is the winner of the 2022 Singapore Poetry Prize, the 2022 Samira Bawumia Literature Prize (Poetry), the 2021 Africa Haiku Prize, Forty Under 40 Awards for Authorship & Creative writing, and is a special prize winner of Soka Matsubara international haiku contest, among others. He is a recipient of the West Africa Writers Residency. He is the Author of Travellers Gather Dust and Lust, (Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe), Lyrical Textiles (Illuminated Press, US) and Sea Ballet, forthcoming. Mainoo edits poetry for Goat Shed Press, UK. His writings have appeared In Prairie Fire (Canada), Wales Haiku Journal, Fireflies’ Light (Missouri Baptist University), SUSPECT, The Africa Haiku Journal, aAH! Magazine (Manchester Metropolitan University), EVENT (Douglas College), Best New African Poets anthologies (2018, 2019, 2020), Old Love Skin, among others. Mainoo is represented by Chelene Knight & Chandler Crawford at Transatlantic Literary Agency, Canada. He’s a tennis fool in the morning, a student in the afternoon, & a writer in the evening.
RML Books by Gabriel Awuah Mainoo
Ghana-based poet Gabriel Awuah Mainoo 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.