Akyeaa: Chapter 13

Akyeaa: Chapter 13

by safohen

Akyeaa Amegashie, open your eyes!' a harsh voice roared.

Akyeaa opened her eyes with a start. She found herself lying on a grassy plain, lined with several trees. Above her, several Sankofa birds flew across the sky....

Akyeaa: Chapter 12

Akyeaa: Chapter 12

by safohen

'So how are we going to find Ekuaba and kill her?' asked Fosuaa as the two women left the village.

'We go back to where we last saw her.' replied Akyeaa. 'Maybe she'll leave a trail we can follow and then', she eyed the...

Akyeaa: Chapter 11

Akyeaa: Chapter 11

by safohen

It had been three days since both women had set off for Ihikrom. They had survived on just nuts, berries and water. However Fosuaa was still worried about Akyeaa.

'Maybe we should take a break, Akyeaa.' I wouldn't...

Akyeaa: Chapter 10

Akyeaa: Chapter 10

by safohen

That night, Ekuaba examined all the markings again. Separately, they did not make much sense, but put together, they revealed secrets. Secrets to happiness, the purpose of meaning and the secret to eternal life. Or to be more exact, a possible...

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Akyeaa: Chapter 9

Akyeaa: Chapter 9

by safohen

Two hours had passed since Akyeaa's return. The bird had been allowed to live and the first thing it had done was attack Fosuaa's face with its beak. Akyeaa had had to pull the bird away. It now drank from a nearby stream and kept a wary eye on...

Akyeaa: Chapter 8

Akyeaa: Chapter 8

by safohen

The next day, in the largest forest in Cape Coast,, two figures sat next to a third figure which lay on the ground.

'How is she?' asked Ntim....

Akyeaa: Chapter 7

Akyeaa: Chapter 7

by safohen

'What am I, really? wondered Ekuaba that night as she watched the village burn. 'Human, kakai, or am I the god my followers think I am?'

'One thing's for certain, I'm no immortal.'...

Akyeaa: Chapter 6

Akyeaa: Chapter 6

by safohen

Ntim tossed and turned in his bed that night. Despite his best efforts, something kept him awake. A sense that something malicious, something utterly dark was in the village. In his house. In his room. Ntim sat up from bed and stared at the...

Akyeaa: Chapter 5

Akyeaa: Chapter 5

by safohen

Panin Ntim, Fosuaa and Akyeaa sat on one of the park benches and watched as the Sankofa bird pecked the ground for earthworms.

'How long has it been here?' asked Akyeaa....

Akyeaa: Chapter 4

Akyeaa: Chapter 4

by safohen

'Don't misunderstand me, Fosuaa. If there is any justice in this world, one day they will be punished for leaving their newborn in the wild. I just don't want any bitterness or rage because that would mean they still have a hold on me.'...

"Auster" - Prologue

by Skye

“Who is she?” Iris demanded, her expression livid. “Why was I not informed of this earlier?”

“Sister, please,” Isabelline said beseechingly, her hand outstretched. “Feldgrau has already consulted the Council. We...

Akyeaa: Chapter 3

Akyeaa: Chapter 3

by safohen

It was five o'clock the next day when Akyeaa was contacted. She was still lying on her sleeping mat when the call came.

'Hello' she said drowsily....

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Akyeaa: Chapter 2

Akyeaa: Chapter 2

by safohen

'You were talking about the furry one?'

'Ah, yes. The furry one has seven different names that must be said out loud before it can be killed. At least according to the folklore. But I guess stomping it into the ground...

Akyeaa: Chapter 1

Akyeaa: Chapter 1

by safohen

A village champion. A single individual trained to protect her or his village from any attack. This nkunimdifo) (village champion) was usually trained by the village elders. All previous nkunimdifo) became legends, chief among them being Efa Gue...

Ashorkor: 0.1

Ashorkor: 0.1

by safohen

On a wet Monday morning, on the muddy school field of Jamestown Senior High School, two students charged towards each other. They simultaneously punched each other to the ground. One of them was Naana, the school's best fighter and the other was...

Hawa

Hawa

by safohen

On a dark night in Tamale, 10 children run across an abandoned football pitch. One by one, a dart struck each across the neck and they fell, before being dragged away by gloved hands. Their cries for help reached an old security guard who...

Afena ne )w) (The longsword and the snake)

Afena ne )w) (The longsword and the snake)

by safohen

Afena ne )w) (The longsword and the snake)

In the year 2500, Ghana declared an all-out war against crime. To achieve this, the military, intelligence agencies and the police service were integrated into one formidable body known as...

Mawuli ne kwan (Mawuli's path)

Mawuli ne kwan (Mawuli's path)

by safohen

In a quiet suburb of Accra, a tall dark man in a white suit walked away from the row of houses to the bus station. Once there, he boarded the bus and sat next to a woman, also in a white suit. This would have been a normal occurrence anywhere...

Ahafo

Ahafo

by safohen

'For years, they have polluted the earth, with their poisons and slowly drained her lifeforce. Did they not think that they would face judgement from Asaase Yaa (Earth goddess)? Did they not realise that she would make them suffer for their...

Esi

Esi

by safohen

In the year 2005, fifteen BNI (Bureau of National Investigation) stealthily approached a clearing in the middle of a forest reserve, where an old woman and 8 children knelt in prayer. After the prayers were said, the woman rose to her feet....

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Nsoromma Adekye

Nsoromma Adekye

by safohen

During the same time that Mawuli and several other prisoners were shipped off into space in the Nsoromma, other spacecraft were developed for more commercial purposes. One of them was the Nsoromma Adekye (Evening Star), the only spacecraft...

Mawuli

Mawuli

by safohen

After the success of the Afena (Longsword) Program in lowering crime rates, in the year 5000, it was proposed that those imprisoned would be shipped off to space in the Starship Nsoromma. This ship would orbit the moon and receive special...

Tohajie

Tohajie

by safohen

On a hot Monday morning, two figures faced each other in the centre of the Mole Dagbani settlement. One of them was Tohajie, known as the Red Hunter, because of his fair complexion and his hunting prowess. His opponent was a large royal python,...

Baaba: Chapter 1

Baaba: Chapter 1

by safohen

On a cold, rainy day, the Supi, head of all the asafo companies in the city and a tall, dark schoolgirl entered the Sunyani High School building.

In the SHS Form 2A classroom, the Supi watched quietly as the girl wrote down a...

Baaba: Chapter 2

Baaba: Chapter 2

by safohen

'Prepare to engage’, Kuukua ordered. Armed to the teeth with bows and arrows, akofenas and afowatsenas(long swords with two or three blades on one hilt),spears and machetes, they rushed to a clearing where kakai had again gathered that night....

Baaba; Chapter 3

Baaba; Chapter 3

by safohen

‘It was another hellish morning of asafo fighting kakai, the next day. A particularly skilled kakai had beaten most of the asafo of the 1st Asafo Company on its own. Now it turned its attention to Baaba and darted towards her. She let loose...

Saadakrom: Chapter 3

Saadakrom: Chapter 3

by safohen

For three rainy days, Akumaa had not been seen at home.

Concerned, Sena set off for the training grounds. Soaked to the skin, she reached the grounds only to find Akumaa seriously training. She struck every raindrop falling near...