The debut collection of poetry by Ghanaian spoken word artist, Poetra Asantewa will be released next year.
Titled ‘WOMAN, EAT ME WHOLE,’ it will be published by Ecco books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers LLC.
The poems by the 2016 OneBeat Fellow will tackles issues including womanhood, consent and her Ghanaian heritage.
Born Ama Asantewa Diaka, she is celebrated for the brilliant delivery of her pieces on issues like feminism, inequality and mental health – endearing her to a growing fan base and acclaim.
In 2015, she released her debut EP ‘Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones’ to great reviews.
Her debut album ‘Anatomy of A Paradox’ was released in 2019, followed by ‘Faith and Fury’ EP in 2020.
She was featured on the 15-track OneBeat mixtape released in 2017.
Diaka has performed on a number of platforms including LIFT Festival London 2018, 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival, ChaleWote Festival and launch of Ghana Music Awards.
She is the co-founder of Black Girls Glow (BBG) – a project that highlights and showcases “brilliant and talented young female artists making waves in the Ghanaian entertainment industry” through collaborations.
She is also the founder of Yobbings.
Asantewa is represented by Rena Rossner of Deborah Harris Agency.