Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (that’s me) is the author of Powder Necklace, which Publishers Weekly called “a winning debut”. Named among 39 of the most promising African writers under 39, her short fiction was included in the anthology Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of Sahara. Most recently, she was shortlisted for a 2014 Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. She has contributed fiction to African Writing, Los Angeles Review of Books, Sunday Salon, and the short story collection Woman’s Work. She has also written for AOL, the Village Voice, Metro, JET Magazine, EBONY Magazine, and Parenting. Her think pieces have lent page views to online destinations including EBONY.com, MadameNoire.com and TheGrio.com; and she has contributed commentary on everything from Michelle Obama’s role in the US President’s campaign to Nelson Mandela’s legacy on MSNBC, NY1, Sahara TV and ARISE TV. Also noted for her personal style, a host of photographers have captured her looks for the street style slideshows and print editions of outlets including New York Magazine, Essence Magazine, TheSartorialist.com, and The New York Times. In April 2015, she was the opening speaker at TEDxAccra. She is currently at work on her next novel. Keep up with her/me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and the Powder Necklace blog.