Professor Hajara L Daniel (Mrs)
Before setting up the Creative Writing Academy, Professor Hajara Daniel, an alumnus of the University of Yorkshire (United Kingdom) worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Emile Woolf College in London.
She is a lecturer, author, and playwright with over three decades of experience in education, the creative arts, and the corporate sector. Her published works (a collection of poems, short stories, novels, radio drama, stage plays, and screenplays) include Passage of Love, Cocoa’s Kisses and Other Poems, Kofi: Growing Pains, Reaching for the Stars - Education, Reaching for the Stars - Friends and Bullies, Amazing Grace and Other Short Stories, The Akans: Birth of Two Kingdoms, Sankɔfa Hills, Coconut Court, and Kookua, selected for the Fourth Edition of the Ghana Theatre Festival and the Accra International Children’s Arts Festival (KIDDAFEST) 2017.
Professor Daniel has served on several committees, including the Bidding Committee for UNESCO World Book Capital (2017), the Committee for drafting a constitution for the National Platform for Literacy, Reading, and Numeracy (2018), and the GPA Accra World Book Capital Internal Committee (2023). Her goal is to cultivate a reading and writing culture that will excite, inspire, motivate, and ignite creative talent.