We had the good fortune of connecting with Kofi Antwi and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kofi, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
Finding an audience or community for our work. Without the engagement from the readers, authors or writers work wouldn’t evolve into a communal relationship between writers and readers.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a writer. My writing speaks to the the social issues inner cities of America and improvised areas. Through my writing my work intersects with reanalyzing our approaches through hip hop lyrics and comforting eBay seems to allude national conversations.
The challenges I have faced as a writer is balancing my time with my family, work as an educator, and finding time to work on my writing.
A lesson that I learned while exploring my writing is finding an authentic voice can propel ones work. Although trends and influences from social media are pregnant, fans of writing and literature appreciate a distinct voice that separates their self from other writers.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to my family (wife and son). During the pandemic I had to readjust how I readjust my approach with friends, family, colleagues, and places I associated myself with. During the global pandemic we had the opportunity/time to spend planning and living in the present moment.
Alicia Burnett Christine Cruz