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By Nana Nyarko-Boateng

On the red soil
my feet are bare
with prayers
as I pour down
unto earth
spirit from a glass
to spirits
who make things fall
like rain
on a Thursday night
when schnapps and words
are everything I have left
to believe in.


Nana Nyarko-Boateng

Nana Nyarko-Boateng is a writer, poet, and social entrepreneur. She writes and works to celebrate the human spirit and to promote our bottomless capacity for change. Born in Accra on September 11, 1986, she has worked in Media as a Broadcast Journalist and a Newspaper Editor. She has also served in the Creative Arts and the Publishing industry as a Consultant, a Programs Executive, a Publishing Assistant and a Freelance Writer. Nana currently manages the Gird Center, a literary organization based in Accra. Her work has been published the anthologies “Reflections”(Lynne Rienner), “Summoning the Rain” (Femrite Publications Limited), Look where you have gone to sit (Woeli Publishers), “Defiled Sacredness” (Mensa Press) and “We are one from one place”(Mensa Press).

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