Made in Nima

Overview

Illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent.

Representing the very best of African creative nonfiction, Safe House brings together works from Africa's contemporary literary greats. In a collection that ranges from travel writing and memoir to reportage and meditative essays, editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has brought together some of the most talented writers of creative nonfiction from across Africa.

This creative nonfiction single from Safe House anthology is writer Kofi Akpabli's family history of an Accra neighbourhood.

About the Authors

Kofi Akpabli

Posted by Kendra on May 10, 2016

Kofi Akpabli

Kofi Akpabli has twice been named CNN Multi-choice African Journalist for Arts and Culture. A teacher of Communication Studies at Central University, he lives in Accra, Ghana, with his wife and children.

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
Ellah Wakatama Allfrey photo

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE, editor, critic, and broadcaster, is former deputy editor of Granta magazine, series editor for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize, and the deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She served as a judge for the 2015 Man Booker Prize panel. She lives in London, England.