Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a Ghanaian novelist, editor, sociocultural commentator, and poet. Winner of multiple international awards including Ghana’s acrag award and France’s Prix Laure Bataillon, Parkes is the author of Tail of the Blue Bird(novel) and The Makings of You (poetry). In 2014 he was selected as one of Africa’s thirty-nine most promising authors of the new generation.

  • Prize winner Meshack Asare, Kathy Neustadt, Josh Hankin, Tess Hankin, and Nii Ayikwei Parkes.
    Meshack Asare, Kathy Neustadt, Josh Hankin, Tess Hankin, and Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Photo by Merleyn Bell. Parkes read the following tribute at the banquet honoring Meshack Asare as the 20...
  • Whether seeking upward mobility, pursuing adventure, or escaping war, the characters in these migration narratives unsettle myths and demonstrate how geographic shifts impact everything from iden...
  •  March 2011 WLT Clouds gather under a blue moon, like trouble brewing as strange fruit continues to swing – keeping time – while Columbia turntables refuse to spin the song; is viny...