Who is this Guy…

Nana Awere Damoah (1975 – ) was born in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, as well as a Diploma in Packaging Technology from the Institute of Packaging South Africa. Nana spent all his secondary or high school years at Ghana National College, Cape Coast, Ghana and speaks fondly of growing up in the suburb of Kotobabi, in the Ghanaian capital, where he started his education at the local Providence Preparatory School.

A British Council Chevening alumnus, Nana works with PZ Wilmar in Nigeria. He is an associate of Joyful Way Incorporated, a Christian Music Ministry in Ghana, where he was the group’s National President from 2002 to 2004.

Nana started writing seriously in 1993 when he was in the sixth form and has had a number of his short stories published in the Mirror and the Spectator. In 1997, he won the first prize in the Step Magazine National Story Writing Competition. His writing has appeared in StoryTime ezine, Legon Business Journal, Sentinel Nigeria Magazine and the anthology African Roar (StoryTime Publishing, 2010).

He is the author of three non-fiction books: I Speak of Ghana (2013), Through the Gates of Thought (2010) and Excursions in my Mind (2008) and one fiction book (a collection of short stories), Tales from Different Tails (2011). He keeps a personal blog at www.nanadamoah.com, is the creator and editor of StoryLoom and Ghanamanisms (www.storyloom.wordpress.com and www.ghanamanisms.wordpress.com dedicated to Ghanaian fiction and non-fiction respectively) and is a columnist of Business and Financial Times newspaper.

He is married to Vivian. The couple and their children, Nana Kwame Bassanyin, Nana Yaw Appiah, and Maame Esi Akoah, are based in Tema,Ghana.

All his books can be purchased online on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon in Canada, France, Japan, as well as on Smashwords. In Ghana, his books are retailed via Silverbird Lifestyle Store, Accra Mall.

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23 thoughts on “Who is this Guy…

  1. I am very impressed, I doff my hat. I write as well, but I’ve allowed laziness to set in. I am inspired to start afresh again. I got to know you through Sandi Nartey.

    Cheers bros.

  2. Great ‘NANA’ you have inspired some of us, we hope to follow the trend and lift the flag of ghanacoll high..please NANA i think i may need your help a little , kindly reach me on 0240415933. thank you and God richly Bless you.

  3. Your writing is always such a pleasure to read, Nana. I love the way that you give the reader credit by not over explaining things, but instead offering them an informed path to follow. The more light hearted of your stories always make me smile and miss West Africa. I have a baby daughter now and hope to bring her one day 🙂

  4. Nice one there.I’m a student journalist and praying to become a noble one like you.I have written stories yet to be published

  5. Great and inspirational. I write too. I am a Mechanical engineer and I speak and write. I have written a few mails to you via facebook though I haven’t received much response. I look forward to being on a platform with you because I will like to get into Ghana with my books too.

    God bless you sir.

  6. NANA, It could not have been better. I like the site layout and you also chose the right combination of colors. They make reading very friendly and browsing very exciting. Great piece of work buddy and again, we are impressed and also inspired. God Bless.

  7. Isn’t the seemingly sharp contrast simply fascinating? How a holder of Masters in Chemical Engineering turns a social and soul-touching author. Limitless possibilities indeed!….Adu-Gyamfi, The SocialCaptain. .

    • If you are based in Accra, the outlets are: Vidya Bookstore, Osu; Nubuke Foundation, East Legon; or online order for delivery (you can also pay on delivery) via ndamoah.storefoundry.com. I can be reached via Whatsapp on 0264339066 for further enquiries. Thanks.

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