Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, a native Ghanaian, is author of the groundbreaking memoir, Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression, and editor of three critically anthologies:  Becoming American:  Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women, Shaking the Tree:  New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women, and most recently, The Black Body.  She is also a poet, public speaker, and radio commentator.  Danquah divides her time between Los Angeles, California and Accra, Ghana.

Panafrica - Ghana
Recently I got a call from my cousin who is also a recent returnee. Actually, it was more than one call. The first time my phone rang and I saw his name pop up on the screen, I didn’t pick up. It wasn’t personal. I didn’t feel like talking to anyone. I’d had one of those days when you’re just completely spent. The night was still relatively young, but I’d been in my pyjamas since 4:00pm, waiting for an hour that seemed respectable enough for a grown woman to climb into bed and go to sleep.

The Last Straw (Part 2)

The Last Straw

The Grass is Always Greener

To Return Or Not to Return

ADAGIO — a work of short fiction

Life as an alien


the other