The Story Behind Words of the Wind
Owing to the fact that both of us (Nana Elikem and Kossi Akplah) have become busy due to work and school schedules, we are not able to write as much as we love to. At the time of publishing this book, we have a nineteen-story series (19 Shades of Karma) stuck at the seventh story and many other projects lying down untouched. We know it was unfair to treat our readers this way so we thought of a way to compensate you.
We challenged ourselves to come up with an e-book for you in one week (it has taken us longer than that though). However, to make it interesting we came to you and asked you what they want to read from us. You told us what they want in over seventy suggested titles. We narrowed the pool down to the final fifteen this book contains and got down to business – writing.
The collections you are about to read are our thoughts on each title suggested by you (our readers) and we conveyed them through essays, short stories and reflections. We were excited about doing this because we were not limited in terms of which style or genre to write in. So, we call this a mashup of genres – our own categorization.
We are confident that we did justice to all the titles. It is a collection which will make you laugh, cry, get angry and be inspired all at the same time. We are sure that you will enjoy reading it. We look forward to your feedback.
Elikem M. Aflakpui & Leslie A. Akplah
About the Authors
Elikem M. Aflakpui and Leslie A. Akplah are young men who are passionate about writing and the development of literature in Ghana. Starting from a partnership which began on Facebook and saw them churning out interesting reads for their friends and followers, they have gone on to start their own website (www.2eweboys.com) and have also published their first book entitled GROWING UP. The website won them the prestigious award for Best New Blog in Ghana in the 2015 Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards. Words of the Wind is their second project.