Yaa Serwaa Somuah

Yaa Serwaa was born in Ghana, where she worked as teacher, radio presenter and a playwright, after graduating with an education degree in 2001. She moved to Edmonton in 2008. She has self-published eleven books. Four of them are in her mother tongue, Akan. Five are children’s books, and two are non fiction. She has also written and performed poems on various platforms both in Ghana and Canada. In 2011 she started a school in my native village in Ghana, to help children achieve their dreams. At APAAD, she will perform her poetry in Akan, one of the major and of numerous languages in Ghana. Her website is here.