Meet your writer: Ekow Duker

Posted on September 26, 2017


The Department of English, in collaboration with the Department of Library Services, invites you to attend our next writer event. 
Date: Friday, 20 October 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Venue: Auditorium, Level 3, Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus 
More about our writer: Oil field engineer turned banker turned writer, Ekow Duker grew up in Ghana and studied in the United Kingdom, the United States and France. He now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. His time in the oil industry took him to the harsh expanses of the Sahara desert and the fetid swamps of the Niger delta, with lengthy stopovers in several countries in between. Since leaving the oil field, Ekow has worked as a banker and corporate strategist and now works in data analytics, roles which at their core, are really all about story telling. His debut novels, White Wahala and Dying in New York, were published in 2014 and were followed in 2016 by his third and most ambitious novel, The God Who Made Mistakes. Ekow enjoys cooking and being with his partner Bridget and their two children Nathan and Noemi. He gave up trying to bring down a stubborn golfing handicap long ago and now divides his time unevenly between data science and writing.
Target audience: University of Pretoria staff and students
RSVP electronically  by Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Enquiries: [email protected] or 012 420 6809


- Author Rebecca Fasselt

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