Creative Writing Academy


Founder/Executive Director

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, Sank
ɔfa 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.
Hajara Daniel (Mrs)

Consultant in media, culture, and communication

Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng

Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng is the immediate past Chairman of the National Media Commission of Ghana. He is also the immediate past President of the African Communication Regulators Network.

Nana is a former President of the Ghana Association of Writers and former Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA)

Previously, Nana was the Coordinator of the European Union Culture Fund for Ghana, known as the Cultural Initiatives Support Programme, from 2007 to 2011, and the Communication Policy Advisor at Third World Network Africa from 2004 to 2006.

A journalist by profession, Nana began his journalistic career as an intern at the Ghana News Agency. He joined the Daily Graphic as a staff writer in 1982 and rose to the position of acting editor in three years.

In 1985, he was appointed Editor of the Mirror, a position he held until 1988. During a self-imposed exile in London, he co-founded a magazine called Ghana News before being offered the deputy and later editorship of the world-famous WEST AFRICA magazine in 1990.

Nana has been a part-time lecturer in several institutions, including the Ghana Institute of Journalism, the African University College of Communication in Accra, Vauxhall College in London, and the European University for Peace Studies in Austria.

As a consultant, Nana has worked for several entities, including the European Union, the African Union, and African Centre for Human Rights Studies, the Parliament of Ghana, and ECOWAS.
Mr. Eric Kemeh

Executive Committee

Mr. Eric Kemeh

Mr Kemeh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana and an Msc in Information Technology from the Open University of Malaysia.

He is a Principal ICT assistant and E-learning Administrator at the University of Ghana and has over 10 years’ practical professional experience in Information Technology (IT) and Information System (IS) and a Board Member of the University of Ghana Credit Union.
Mr. Kweku Daniel

Executive Committee

Mr. Kweku Daniel

Mr Daniel studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Greenwich (UK).
He is an avid writer and a youth counsellor.
Epifania Amoo-Adare

Executive Committee

Epifania Amoo-Adare

Dr. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare is an independent scholar and development professional with post-disciplinary interests in diverse topics such as creative writing, critical pedagogy, decolonial thinking, epistemology, feminism(s), spirituality, spatial theories, and urbanization.
 She has a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA and is a RIBA part II qualified architect with 25+ years of experience working within the fields of education, international development, and social housing in countries like Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
DR Joseph P. Eshun, Jr

Director - Business and Financial Skills

DR Joseph P. Eshun, Jr

Dr Joseph P. Eshun, Jr. is a business sociologist and entrepreneur with extensive academic background and professional experience. He has worked as Operations Officer at the European headquarters of Music Television (MTV) in London, England, Director of the Accelerated Degree Program in Business Administration at Muhlenberg College, and as Associate Professor of Business Management at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. His eclectic research, spanning several disciplinary domains in entrepreneurship, management of organizations, and strategy and strategic management includes and is not limited to human resources management and innovation where he integrates knowledge from these disciplines to inform and guide his understanding of institutions and the emergence of new organizational forms and practices. Dr Eshun holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) degree in Electronic Engineering, M.S degree in Management and Policy Analysis, and an M.Phil. and PhD from Columbia University.
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