Martin Egblewogbe, author of ‘Mr. Happy and the Hammer of God’ to read at Ghana Voices Series

Martin Egblewogbe is the writer of the month for Ghana Voices Series and will read at this month’s event.  Details for the reading are:

Date:  April 24th, 2013
Time:  7pm
Venue:  Goethe Institute Accra

Martin is the author of Mr Happy and the Hammer of God, a collection of short stories which I enjoyed immensely and reviewed here at Kinna Reads.   Some of what I had to say:

These stories are not burdened by the “African” condition. And those looking for a familiar Ghanaian/African setting will have to look elsewhere. And yet I recognized my street, my city and my people. Collectively, this book is a portrayal of our inner struggles, torments and our psyche. Who are you, what are you, how did you get here and where do you go from here?

The collection was initially self-published and I’m pleased to report, rather rather belatedly, that Ayebia Publishing re-published the collection in 2012.  I even attended the launch in Accra and had every intention of blogging about it then!

Anyway, if you are in Accra, do join us at Goethe for his reading.  I hear Martin is working on a new collection and will read a story or two from the manuscript.

Mr. Happy and  the Hammer of God



  1. I am very happy when i get to know of people from the African continent writing such beautiful and inspiring literature. Would love to get a copy of this book.


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