Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond has written for AOL, Parenting Magazine, the Village Voice, Metro and Trace Magazine. Her short story “Bush Girl” was published in the May 2008 issues of African Writing and her poem, “The Whinings of a Seven Sister Cum Laude Graduate Working Board as an Assistant,” was published in 2006’s Growing up Girl Anthology. A cum laude graduate of Vassar College, she attended secondary school in Ghana . Powder Necklace is loosely based on the experience.

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Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Peanut butter soup filled with bite-sized chunks of meat

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. World Traveling Do-Gooder

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. "Tracy Chambers" in Mahogany

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This is an ever-evolving list, but so far these have been favorites for the longest time: "Chinwe Ike" by Resonance, "I am a Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel, "This Woman's Work" by Maxwell/Kate Bush, "Best of Me" by Mya feat. Jay-Z, all the songs on "Here

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