Awuah-Mainoo Gabriel

Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, special prize winner of Soka Matsubara international Haiku contest and semifinalist of Ito Eno haiku Grand prix North America 2019 is the author of ‘Travellers gather dust and lust’, ‘chicken wings at the altar’ and ’60 aces of haiku’. He serves as project manager for Ghana Writes literary group and creative editor for WGM magazine. He has featured in/on The Cicada’s cry; a haiku micro-zine based in USA, Attempt at exhausting a place in Leicestershire, London, Writers Space Africa, Missouri Baptist University’s Fireflies’ Light, Haiku universe journal, Kalahari review, Ghana Writes journal, The Haiku Foundation, Better than Starbucks, Malawi’s Nthanda review and elsewhere. He’s been included in Best New African Poets 2018 anthology, Bodies & Scars anthology; attempt at exhausting a place in Leicester volume, poetry leaves bound volume, the Cicada’s cry special edition; moon, Quesadilla and other adventures among others.
Critics affirm that his remarkable use of words marks as a "lyricist extraordinaire". He prepares words for the soul ranging from, reggae, jazz, soul music, blues, hip hop, country, oldies, spoken word and anything that relieves the spirit. Bring it on folks; if you got the beat, he's got the lyrics. Mainoo is a tennis player in the morning, a student in the afternoon and writer in the evening.

 

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Putting that perilous task upon yourself...the willingness to die for Christ.
An African child singing through a horrible perspective of the gory and inhuman actions he has seen during the days of slavery, which he has come to accept the fact that despite whatever be the case whether good or bad; things must be gladly embraced on the land of birth. This boy depicts the heroic attitude of Africans.