Sunday, June 16, 2024

Audrey Obuobisa-Darko

Audrey Obuobisa-Darko is a 20-year old Ghanaian author with two self-published books: The Magic Basket (2012), and Wahala Dey (2014). Her short story, Araba, recently made the shortlist for the 2020 K&L Prize for African Literature, on the theme “Africanfuturism,” a term coined by award-winning Nigerian-American author, Nnedi Okorafor. In May 2019, Audrey represented Ghana on an African Literature project at Österlens Folkhögskola, Sweden. She has received The Young Icon Award; Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Awards (2014), 3rd Prize Young Author Bill Marshall Award (2017), and 2nd Prize 2017 USA Kemper Human Rights Education Foundation (KHREF) Essay Contest. Two of her flash fiction works won 2nd place each (2019 & 2020) in the ShadyGrove Literary Flash Fiction Contest. Her works also appear on Reedsy. She is the founder of the Ink It Foundation, a literacy-focused non-profit organisation. She is currently working on her upcoming novels while studying Computer Science at Ashesi University, Ghana.