Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey

About Me

Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey is an award-winning Ghanaian Poet, Writer, Literary Critic, Media Practitioner, Activist and Versatile Creative of Ga-Daŋme and Ewe ancestry.

Her work is noted for its rare narrative, prosaic nature, which is uncommon, in poetry. She has also been commended for the sharp, vivid imagery of her pieces.

Living in Ghana, where oral literary traditions are intricately intertwined with deep culture and history, she performs within West Africa’s most sophisticated spaces and has been featured on two Tedx platforms.

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West African Baobab Award

Literary and Community Building Award in 2016

My Work

Apiorkor began writing, at age 14. Since then, she has risen to become a formidable force on the Contemporary Ghanaian Poetry scene.

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“The Matriarch’s Verse” seeks to celebrate, to expose, to critique, to question and to highlight our Ghanaian-ness in the 21st Century.



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