Nana Awere Damoah (1975- ) was born in Accra, Ghana. He holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, a first degree in Chemical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, and spent all his Secondary school years at Ghana National College, Cape Coast, Ghana. He speaks fondly of growing up in Kotobabi, and studying at the local Providence Preparatory School.
A British Council Chevening alumnus, Nana works with Unilever Ghana Limited as the Research & Development Technical Manager. Nana is an associate of Joyful Way Incorporated, a Christian Music ministry in Ghana, and was its National President from 2002 to 2004.
Nana started writing seriously in 1993 when he was in the sixth form and has had a number of his short stories published in the Mirror and the Spectator. In 1997, he won the first prize in the Step Magazine National Story Writing Competition. In KNUST, he was part of the Literary Wing of the Inter-hall Christian Fellowship, where he acted and wrote poems. His poems were published in magazines on the KNUST campus. He is a contributing author to the online ezine StoryTime (www.publishyourstory.blogspot.com), which is dedicated to authentic African fiction.
Nana is the author of two non-fiction books – Excursions in my Mind (Athena Press, October 2008) and Through the Gates of Thought (Athena Press, April 2010). He is a contributing author in the StoryTime ezine, which is dedicated to publishing African writers of fiction. His story, Truth Floats, is published as part of the anthology African Roar (StoryTime, June 2010), a collection of stories from various African writers across the continent. African Roar’s stories were selected from the best of StoryTime 2007-2009 and further edited by Emmanuel Sigauke and Ivor W. Hartmann. African Roar is available on Amazon.
He is married to Vivian. The couple and their sons, Nana Kwame Bassanyin and Nana Yaw Appiah, and daughter Maame Esi Akoah, are based in Tema, Ghana.
Both his books can be purchased online on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon in Canada, France, Japan, etc, Exclusive books in South Africa, Kalahari.co.ke in Kenya and also via the publisher's website (www.athenapress.com).