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I’ll have news on my new book soon. I the meantime watch out for links to the fine magazines that have published my work recently.


The Parade

(written under my nom de plume, K. P. Kojo) Here are seven Ananse stories from Ghana pulsating with mischievous animals, a touch of moral message and, peeping out wickedly above Read more »

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shorter!

A wire-bound on-demand version of a limited run pamphlet I collected of my work from the age of 13. It’s available online at Cafe Press.

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Four Days in Hackney

I’ve just spent four days in Hackney – split between November and December – working on the Linklaters-sponsored Poetry Challenge alongside my Frances Lincoln stablemate Rachel Rooney. We worked with Read more »


ASL and Africa

I’ve just received a lovely set of handmade thank you cards from the American School in London and I love them. One of them is blue, which makes them even Read more »


19 – 22 January 2012: Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival, Hague

I’ll be at the Writers Unlimited Winternachten Festival in the Hague. My readings/talks will be as follows: Fr 20 Jan 21.25 to 21.40 PROGRAMME: Winternacht 1 Mad as Hell – part Read more »

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M is for Madrigal

Now out of print. This collection of seven jazz poems, anchored in the politics and musical energy of the 1960s, revealed Nii Ayikwei Parkes as a poet with a keen Read more »

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ballast: a remix

A breathtaking account of slavery told through near sci-fi effects: imagine the slave trade had operated through hot air balloons rather than ships.

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The Makings of You

Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ début collection encompasses the story of a triangular trade in reverse – a family history that goes from the Caribbean back to Sierra Leone, and in his Read more »

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Tail of the Blue Bird

Nii Ayikwei Parkes’ début novel, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, and hailed by the Financial Times as  ‘a beautifully written fable… simple in form, but grappling with urgent issues.’ The leading US early Read more »

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