Yaa Konadu

Yvette Yaa Konadu Tetteh is a British-Ghanaian creative and business owner living in Accra. Growing up across cultures and continents, she is insatiably curious about identity, identity-making, and selfhood. As winner of the inaugural Kofi Addo Writivism prize for non-fiction by African writers, her writing was published in the anthology, “Sundown and Other Stories.” Her essay “In This Body” was published in Lolwe’s fourth edition (2021).

“When he comes over to place the white porcelain on my table he adds a sentence in French. I realise too slowly that he’s said something more than “Here you go” or “Enjoy,” and miss his meaning. I think he feels sorry for me and has offered the cup for free. I can’t be sure, but speaking feels like an acutely vulnerable act.”