Criers of Gnani Camp in Yendi

Don’t call me names little one I am the least you ever could beat So allow my spirit to sleep And set me free from this scary beep ‘Coz if I were a beast, I would have used you as meat for my teeth Than you been blessed like the Gates, Of arrowing wealth and destined fate By arresting my life in a daunting cage Brief Description The Gnani witch camp in Ghana’s Northern Region is home to roughly 600 ‘witches,’ ‘wizards’ and children who have been exiled from their communities for allegedly practicing witchcraft. Most are elderly women blamed for inexplicable misfortunes that happen in the community such as child deaths, bad weather or weak harvests. This is fuming, archaic and I opted to document their’ plight and stories in a poem for its abolishing . I would like to continue this project and spend more time documenting and learning about their lives and social issues confronting the African continent in Poetic forms.
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Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah

Michael Kwaku Kesse Somuah lives in Ghana and an African Poet. International Poetry congresses and festivals have included his poetry presentations and writings in their programs. He is an award-winning poet and has participated in Poetry events, readings in and out of Ghana, including Greece. As a Kostis Palamas poetry prize winner and Guest editor of Poetry Space-UK, he is being published widely in Literary Journals, Anthologies and newspapers in the UK, Canada, India, Ghana, Malawi, South Africa, Pakistan, Hungary, Greece, USA and other web hosting literary Magazines. He uses his form of poetry in projecting brotherhood of peace, love and beauty in all style, and a distinguished member of United Poets Laureate International (upli-USA), World poetry Canada, Ghana Association of Writers’ (GAW) among others. Michael’s poems have been translated into other languages such as polish by Piotr Balkus, Croatian by Vinko Kalinic, Hungarian by Istvan Dabi and read on Co-op radio 102.7 in Canada by Ariadne Sawyer He is a Project Support Executive of Rakes Company Limited, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast and finds poetry as a tool of promoting peace and conquering the opponent with love. He is about writing his first poetry book. You can reach the Poet at kmsogh@gmail.com and blogs on www.mkksomuah.wordpress.com

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