Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is the author of Powder Necklace, which Publishers Weekly called “a winning debut.” Named among 39 of the most promising African writers under 39, her short fiction was included in the anthology Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of Sahara. She was shortlisted for a Miles Morland Writing Scholarship in 2014 and 2015, and has contributed fiction to African WritingLos Angeles Review of BooksSunday Salon, and the short story collection Woman's Work. Her think pieces have lent page views to online destinations including and; and she has contributed commentary on everything from Michelle Obama's role in the US President's campaign to Nelson Mandela's legacy on MSNBC, NY1, Sahara TV and ARISE TV. In April 2015, she was the opening speaker at TEDxAccra. Brew-Hammond co-leads a monthly writing fellowship at the Center for Faith and Work. Also noted for her personal style, a host of photographers have captured her looks for the street style slideshows and print editions of outlets including New York MagazineEssence Magazine,, and The New York Times. Most recently, she was a 2016 writer in residence at Hedgebrook. Brew-Hammond is currently at work on a new novel.