Ghana has a long history of producing excellent poets (Kobena Eyi Acquah, Atukwei Okai, Kwesi Brew, etc. etc. etc.). These poets have in the past been supported by local magazines, such as Legon University's The Legacy, and international magazines like Black Orpheus. At this moment, however, little exists to support the next generation of Ghanaian poets and expose them to a broader audience of readers.
Likewise, Ghana itself is "underexposed" in contemporary literature, and the writings by many poets from around the world on Ghana, its people, culture and history, often goes unnoticed.
One Ghana, One Voice was founded in February 2007 by Rob Taylor and Julian Adomako-Gyimah as a small attempt to address both issues: to provide a venue to promote both Ghanaian poets and poetry on Ghana.
The format is simple. Every Saturday a new poet will be profiled with one of their poems posted alongside a personal biography.
Our hope is that, over time, a community can emerge through and amongst these writers, and that this site can serve as a place where diverse voices from different corners of the world can converge to create a collective image of a country.
One Poet, One Poem, One Ghana, One Voice.
If you would like to contribute to the magazine, please review our submission guidelines.
Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the site,
Rob Taylor and Julian Adomako-Gyimah
Co-founders, One Ghana, One Voice
February 23rd, 2007