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The novel, Elijah, by Michelle Yaa Asantewa is a literary examination of the additional struggles that Afro-Guyanese migrants like Eli Lovelace face when they are coming of age in a postmodernist multicultural metropolis. The novel does not fully confirm to the convent...

March 7, 2017

Elijah by Michelle Yaa Asantewa is one of the newest additions to the repertoire of
Guyanese literature. Her treatment of social issues such as gangs, violence, delinquency,
organized crime, narcotics, drug addiction and the desire for a sense of belonging that plagues...

November 28, 2016

Reprinted from Stabroek News (Review published Sunday 27th November 2016)

This week we present a book review. The novel Something Buried in the Yard by Michelle Asantewa is reviewed by Romona Bennett. This work is by a Guyanese author resident in the United Kingdom who...

November 26, 2016

The first time we met we had a disagreement. I don’t recall exactly what we argued about. He had been invited by my university, London Met (then University of North London, where I was a student at that time) to be a writer in residence. He attended one of our classes...

August 9, 2016

 Photo Kai Rutlin

The title is a rephrasing of what Toni Morrison said about writing the book you want to read. I didn’t set out to do both – write books I wanted to read and publish them. After I’d made up my mind to self-publish, swallowing the sensation of ego trippi...

The following is the introduction by John Gabriel at the launch on June 25th of Clem Seecharan's new book, Finding Myself (published by Peepal Tree Press). I asked that he contributed it to this blog though it was not intended for publishing. (Michelle Asantewa)



July 3, 2015

When I left high school,  I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had not been inspired by many of the teachers during my primary and secondary school years (one can only appreciate that that was an unconscious expectation with the passage of time). College f...

May 7, 2015


Way wive wordz was proud to organise the Creative Writing Competition for the Colliers Wood Arts Festival 2015. There were two categories, Short Story and Poetry. Each had sub categories for Adults and Young People. Some very excellent entries made the competitions di...

March 19, 2015


I had been hearing voices – rather I felt something compelling me to commit suicide. The lake running through the university became alluring. I would also bang my head against the walls (breeze blocks we used to call them) in my hall whilst trying to perform basic tas...

December 2, 2014

“If there’s a book you want to read that hasn’t been written yet then you must write it.” Toni Morrison


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The fantasy of being a 'discovered' writer by one of the mega publishing houses was long over. But it took a while to get over the seductive dre...

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