Dr. Michelle Yaa Asantewa,
Writer, Publisher, Editor
Michelle Yaa Asantewa was born in Guyana in 1969. At age 10, she migrated to the UK to reunite with her mother. Her interest in African traditional spiritual practices and cultural identity prompted her to do a PhD on the Guyanese Komfa ritual.
She formerly lectured in English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates a range of writing workshops as an Independent Scholar.
She co-founded Way Wive Wordz Publishing, Editing and Tuition services with Ateinda Ausarntu through which she has published her first novel, Elijah and The Awakening and Other Poems and the more recent titles – her PhD Thesis, Guyanese Komfa: the ritual art of trance, Mama Lou Tales: a folkloric biography of a Guyanese elder and Something Buried in the Yard (and extracted novella from her PhD) were launched in July 2016. She writes a regular blog – Way Wive Wordz for the spiritual creative and currently lives in London.