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Friday, September 10, 2010

Five Questions For Powder Necklace Author Nana Ekua Brew Hammond

Written By: Nicole Parker- Jones—Get to know Powder Necklace author Nana Ekua Brew Hammond in these five questions where she shares her thoughts about everything from her favorite authors to her fantasy profession.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?
A. Buchi Emecheta, Zadie Smith, Janet Fitch, Chinua Achebe, Elizabeth Gilbert, Wally Lamb, Alice Walker, Madeleine L'Engle, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Terri McMillan, W. Somerset Maughm, and Shauna Singh Baldwin.

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
A. The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta. White Oleander by Janet Fitch. A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe. Just Above My Head by James Baldwin. White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Tracy Chambers in Mahogany.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. World traveling do-gooder.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. You have the time to write even if you have a 9-5 or some other demand on most of your time.

For more information about Nana and her debut novel, Powder Necklace, visit her official website:

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Daisy said...

It's very refreshing to see a young African author. More grease to your elbow Nana! I hope to join you one day :)