Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Feminist writer

Region(s): Africa
Country of focus: Ghana
Based in Ghana

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is an African writer and feminist activist based in Ghana.  She is a co-founder of the Institute for Journalism and Social Change (@the_ijsc), a global initiative bringing together current and future journalists, researchers and activists to reinvigorate the media with its core social purpose – to support democracy.

Her book The Sex Lives of African Women: Self-Discovery, Freedom and Healing was published in 2021 and was named a best book of the year by The Economist.

In 2022 she was named on BBC’s annual 100 Women list of influential and inspiring women around the world.

Nana Darkoa is a former Director of Communications and Tactics at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (@AWID), a global feminist organization with more than 6,000 members from +180 countries.

She was a member of the Black Feminism Forum Working Group which organized the historic first Black Feminist Forum in Bahia, Brazil in September, 2016.

Nana Darkoa  has written for The Guardian, Open Democracy, Feminist Africa and This is Africa, among other publications.