Apiorkor S. Ashong - Abbey

About Apiorkor

Writer/Author, Literary Scholar and Critic

Apiorkor is a Ghanaian-American Poet, Writer/Author, Literary Scholar and Critic, Media Practitioner, TED Speaker, Activist and Versatile Creative of Ga-Daŋme and Ewe ancestry. Her work is noted for its rare narrative, prosaic, journalistic nature, which is uncommon in Poetry. The sharp, vivid imagery of my pieces has been featured in many journals and academic theses. She reads her Poetry on stage and often infuses it with varied music forms, Contemporary Dance and alternative Art.
Over the past three and a half years, she has led a campaign to have Ghanaian (and African) Poets, Poetry, and Artists properly documented in local media sources and on Wikipedia. This has led to the gains that the Wikimedia User Group in Ghana is currently making, in this regard. Additionally, Apiorkor is a member of the Poetry Association of Ghana’s Executive Board and a Director-At-Large of the Democrats Abroad Africa Committee’s ExCom, as the Coordinator of Democrats Abroad – Ghana.
She is the Head of Programmes Production at Accra-based Citi 97.3 FM and Citi TV, where she is also a Broadcaster and Producer. She teaches, mentors and counsels Poets, Writers, Creatives and young people (especially young women).

About Apiorkor

Writer/Author, Literary Scholar and Critic

Apiorkor is a Ghanaian-American Poet, Writer/Author, Literary Scholar and Critic, Media Practitioner, TED Speaker, Activist and Versatile Creative of Ga-Daŋme and Ewe ancestry. Her work is noted for its rare narrative, prosaic, journalistic nature, which is uncommon in Poetry. The sharp, vivid imagery of my pieces has been featured in many journals and academic theses. She reads her Poetry on stage and often infuses it with varied music forms, Contemporary Dance and alternative Art.
Over the past three and a half years, she has led a campaign to have Ghanaian (and African) Poets, Poetry, and Artists properly documented in local media sources and on Wikipedia. This has led to the gains that the Wikimedia User Group in Ghana is currently making, in this regard. Additionally, Apiorkor is a member of the Poetry Association of Ghana’s Executive Board and a Director-At-Large of the Democrats Abroad Africa Committee’s ExCom, as the Coordinator of Democrats Abroad – Ghana.
She is the Head of Programmes Production at Accra-based Citi 97.3 FM and Citi TV, where she is also a Broadcaster and Producer. She teaches, mentors and counsels Poets, Writers, Creatives and young people (especially young women).