Nana Akua Mensah

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” - Oscar Wilde

Author Bio

I am a Ghanaian girl who loves art, history, books, languages, and travel, and wants to experience as much of the world as she can. My home is in Accra, Ghana and going back to add to Ghanaian society with the experience I gain while abroad is my biggest motivation.


Hometown Accra, Ghana
Lives New Haven, CT, USA
High School Education Ghanaian high school, WASSCE Program, Wesley Girls’ High School, Cape Coast, Ghana
Studying BA in African Studies, Art, Italian
Graduating 2018
Extracurriculars Acapella, Yale African Students’ Association, Publicity coordinator for Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development
Interests Art, Fashion, Music, Literature
Future Plans I intend to establish an open art studio in Accra for up and coming artists, and work in editorial fashion.

Posts by Nana Akua Mensah

The day I met writer Taiye Selasi

Published: October 24, 2016

Just over a week ago, I had the biggest moment of groupie fandom in my recent history. Because of an initiative started by the Yale Library system, called Readings at Yale, one of my favourite writers was going to be an arm’s length away from me for an hour and a half. Her name is Taiye Selasi, born to Ghanaian and Nigerian parents and bred in several different parts of the world. Her novel, Ghana Must Go, as well as her TEDTalk on the concept of the Afropolitan have cemented her position as an influential author for the millennial generation,…

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