Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Genres

I write poetry and prose as well as non-fiction (mainly for magazines and radio). I also write for children under the pen name K. P. Kojo. My list of publications will hopefully come to reflect this in the long run if it doesn't already.

Recent Titles

  • Tail of the Blue Bird
    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 wi...

  • The Makings of You
    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

  • The Parade
    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

The Parade

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

The Makings of You

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

Tail of the Blue Bird

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 wi...

More Titles


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. ...

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

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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soon come

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. ...