Africa Book Club interviews Benjamin Kwakye, one of Africa’s most successful contemporary writers. An award winning author, whose book, “The Sun by Night” won the 2006 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa Region), he is currently based in the US, where he practises law. He is also a director for a non-governmental organization that promotes science education in Africa. Kwakye’s latest book, The Other Crucifix, came out in late 2010 and was published by Ayebia Clarke Publishing.
Benjamin Kwakye’s latest book, The Other Crucifix, tells the story of Jojo Badu, a young man from Ghana who wins a scholarship to study in the USA at one of the country’s most prestigious universities.