Elorm Beenie announces title of 2nd book, ‘The Slum Poet’
After a successful release of his first book, ‘Love Myelitis’ by Partridge Publishing in USA; Ghanaian Author/Publicist, Elorm Beenie, has announced a brief info about his second book titled, ‘The Slum Poet’, which is due for publishing.
The hardworking, but diminutive Artiste Repertoire and Publicist is gradually becoming a household name in the Ghanaian Showbiz Industry; and although he is not popular on the screen, Elorm Beenie is one of the staunch brand managers and public relations officer for many Ghanaian Dancehall/Reggae artistes.
He is the official publicist for the HighGrade Family artistes, Kaakie and Samini as well as Edem of Volta Regime Music Group (VRMG). He is also one of the Executive Board Members of Bass Awards.
As the official PR for Jamaican act, Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, who visited Ghana this year; the Showbiz ‘small man’ assisted in producing a documentary prior to his (Gramps Morgan) trip to Ghana few months ago.
Barely 3 months after publishing his first book, ‘Love Myelitis’; a 332 page non-fiction on parenting and relationships, it is already selling in 130 international book stores including Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Scribed among others.
His 2nd book, ‘The Slum Poet’, he says is an anthology he’s putting together to basically celebrate the art of African poetry. And the unreleased book is rumoured to have a in-depth collection of poems by Elorm Beenie.
His works and the unreleased book have earned endorsements from Samini, Edem, Kaakie, and Ras Mubarak, among others.
According to him, “It is by no mistake that my birthday is on March 21, which happens to be ‘World Poetry Day’; so it is more like a calling I can’t hide or run away from. Poetry is nothing new to me.”
“I began doing poetry from the church (New Apostolic Church) when I was young; right from crèche (Ho Model Nursery School), through elementary, Secondary School and through tertiary,” he added.
He further noted in a press release, “I wouldn’t want to sound like a braggadocio, but all who sat in the same classroom with me or attended the same church with me already know about my potentials in poetry (literature).”
Adding, “I grew up to appreciate the works of senior and ancient African writers to fine-tune myself to fit into that spot. I’m just a beginner painting with words and symbols.
I was touched to work on this anthology in 2013 when Africa lost one of its great writers, Chinua Achebe, who unfortunately, but mysteriously died on my birthday, today, March 21; which doubles as World Poetry Day.”
Elorm reminiscing what happened on the day Chinua Achebe died; “The day I heard he passed away, there was more like a small voice I heard whisper in my ears saying, ‘Elorm it is now your turn to take up the mantle of your fathers and fore-parents.’ And since that day, I have taken out time off my busy schedules in A & R activities to pen down a few thoughts into this anthology.”
“It’s almost complete and due for publishing soon though I wish I could have publish it on this day (my birthday), but I wouldn’t want to rush the work so I need to slow the pace a bit to cross my T’s and dot my I’s appropriately.”
He further indicated that this day (March 21), happens to be his biological mother’s birthday too; “she gave birth to me some decades ago on her birthday so we both share the same birthday. She’s one of my key motivators in African Literature. I can’t talk about this new project without acknowledging her.”
Adding, “My first work, ‘Love Myelitis’, was well received by audience so I was inspired to drop this one too. At first I wasn’t willing to do any official launch for Love Myelitis in Ghana but several calls are pushing me to do a launch here in Ghana so I am looking into it, soon.”
The showbiz ‘Small man’ Author and Publicist, Elorm Beenie in the press release didn’t state when exactly his 2nd book ‘The Slum Poet’ would be published. Meanwhile, ‘Love Myelitis’ is doing very well on the market and having great reviews from art critics.
Connect with Elorm Beenie on social media via the following;
LinkedIn: Elorm Beenie
Editor’s Note: This is a submitted post.