5th Ghana Association of Writers Literary Awards

The Ghana Association of Writers Literary Awards, that seeks to honor literary works of amazing Ghanaian writers and Literary Excellence, took place at the Omanye Aba Hall, AMA Auditorium – Accra.

This year’s event celebrated writers within 8 literary categories with 21 deserving entries selected and examined by well-seasoned experienced assessors for the 5th Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) Literary Awards.

The prestigious literary awards was first held in August 1987, thirty years after the founding of GAW, under the leadership of Professor Atukwei Okai. The Awards was created to celebrate, inspire and promote Ghanaian literary talent, as GAW believes that literature plays a critical role in the development of a nation. Since its establishment in 1987, the GAW Literary Awards has grown to become the largest literary awards in the country.

The event was hosted by Korku Lumor, with support and  partnership from Ghana Tourism Authority, Nuclear Power Ghana, Xperience Ghana and Ronel Agency. In attendance was the CEO of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Mr. Senyo Hosi as the Keynote Speaker. Other Special Guests were Kojo Mattah, Ms. Odolina Roussinov and Mr. Thomas Musah.

Here is a list of all literary Categories and the winners of the awards;

 Novel–Ayi Kwei Armah

1st. The Shrinking Bowl  Dr. Gheysika Adombire Agambila

2nd. Obiba Opare’s Travels by Felix K. Boahene

   3rd.Kwansema’s Choice by Godfred Edusei Derkyi

Short Story – Ama Ata Aidoo

1st. She Rescues And Other Short Stories by Genevieve Delali Antonio

2nd.The Other Side Of Home by Eunice Mensah

Poetry – Atukwei Okai

1st.The Dedicadas: A Chapbook by Reinfred Dziedzorm

2nd.Sound Of Tsetse Drum by Kofi Acquah

3rd.The Matriarchs Verse by Apiorkor Seyram Ashong-Abbey


Children’s Story Book – Efua Sutherland

1st. Trotro Trio: A Blast To The Past by Ruby Yayra Goka

2nd.The Contest And Other Spiderman Tales by Adolika Nenah Sowah

3rd. A Mother Says No by Daniel Takyi Antwi Boasiako

Creative Non-Fiction –Kofi Awoonor

1st.Paying My Debt by Daniel Owusu-Koranteng

2nd.They Call Me Archie –Amazing Journey by Dr. Rosina Acheampong

3rd.Plenty Talk Day 4 Ghana Radio Eye Edited By Kofi Akpabli

Spoken Word – Kofi Anyidoho

1st.This Is Where I Come From by Nana Fredua- Agyeman Jnr

2nd.Hawk and Hen by Pobee Mwintombo

  Ghanaian Language Special Award –Kate Abbam

1st. Me Kristosom AbrabϽ Ho Anwensεm Aduasa  by Ernest Perbi-Asare

1st.. Nu Nyui Aɖe Ke by Gifty Akosua Baka

Science And Mathematics Text Books Jophus Anamuah-Mensah & Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey

1st.Unravelling The Essentials Of Health And Wealth  Dr Kojo Cobba Essel

2nd.Adventures Of Hurricane And Tornado – Episode 1 by Godfred Edusei Derkyi