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Louisa Adjoa Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a poet, black history and fiction writer of Ghanaian and English heritage. She has lived in the West Country for most of her life. Her poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears was published in 2007 by Cinnamon Press. She has written several books for Heritage Lottery-funded projects, including Dorset's Hidden Histories and 1944 We Were Here: African American GIs in Dorset. Her poetry has been published in a range of magazines, anthologies and blogs including The Forward Book of Poetry 2008, Wasafiri, Envoi, Ouroboros, Underground Poetry, Peony Moon, and Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets. Her poem Yellow Sheets was short-listed by the Bridport Prize. She has recently started writing short stories, a few of which have been anthologised. She has recently completed her first novel, Letting the Light in, which was long-listed by the Mslexia Novel Competition and received a grant for time to write from the Society of Authors. Website: louisaadjoaparker.com Photo by Martin Coyne
Louisa Adjoa Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Louisa Adjoa Parker is a poet, black history and fiction writer of Ghanaian and English heritage. She has lived in the West Country for most of her life. Her poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears was published in 2007 by Cinnamon Press. She has written several books for Heritage Lottery-funded projects, including Dorset's Hidden Histories and 1944 We Were Here: African American GIs in Dorset. Her poetry has been published in a range of magazines, anthologies and blogs including The Forward Book of Poetry 2008, Wasafiri, Envoi, Ouroboros, Underground Poetry, Peony Moon, and Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets. Her poem Yellow Sheets was short-listed by the Bridport Prize. She has recently started writing short stories, a few of which have been anthologised. She has recently completed her first novel, Letting the Light in, which was long-listed by the Mslexia Novel Competition and received a grant for time to write from the Society of Authors. Website: louisaadjoaparker.com Photo by Martin Coyne
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Good as Gold

A pre-teen is looking after her younger siblings and it all gets a bit too much.

 
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