Interview with Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah of African Women’s Development Fund
NS: How did your journey as a writer start?
K.D.Y: I started scribbling on pieces of paper at around age 8 or 9 after my abuse. I think it was a way to deal with the chaos in my head and body. I continued with designing large sheets of drawing paper as magazine and newsletter layouts. At around 15, I began scribbling in the pages of a daily planner. I received my first “real” journal at age 16 and I’ve kept a journal since; I currently have every single one of them (I am 36) in a bin in my mother’s storage unit. Three years ago I was accepted into a Writing residency; that’s when I started calling myself a “real” writer. The journey continues…
N.S: Do you have any writing rituals?
K.D.Y: I usually just write. I prefer to feel the pen scratching the surface of the paper. What I consider to be more of a ritual actually has to do with my writing tools. I court my journals and my pens…
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Quite impressive. I would really like to read your life’s story. From the little I’ve gathered from reading you here and there, I can tell it’s quite a compelling and life-changing story. I know you’re working on it, but hurry up:-) Great interview, by the way.