Recent Articles and Publications
KPAM Radio Interview (6.7MB)
"Coping Strategies at Sasakawa" and "Mowing with Cutlasses". Solstice Literary Magazine.
"Samuela's Fufu" One Ghana, One Voice
Creative Nonfiction and Articles
"Rose." Planetary Stories Project.
"Two Faces of Ghana." New York Times Sunday Travel Section, August 9, 2009.
"A Jazzed Up Hughes" Smithsonian Magazine
A report on the multimedia performance of Langston Hughes's epic poem "Ask Your Mama" at Carnegie Hall.
"The Energy Monster"
An essay about depression and my relationship with my daughter.
"Why Can't Wall Street Be More Like Ghana"
This piece looks at the Wall Street debacle from the perspective of living in Ghana.
"Ga Ga for Obama"
A piece about how the people of Ghana respond to Obama as president.
"In the Company of Men"
This is a piece I wrote for Cigar Aficionado on smoking cigars.
KPAM Radio Travel Show, Portland, OR, August 22, 2009.
Passions and Possibilities Radio Show
Do you like my web site?
Click and type in a question or comment
Bought Dave the Potter. Love the book! The illustrations are fantastic. I also bought Carolina Clay by Leonard Todd. I am very excited about both. Your name drew me to find your web site. "Carrick" is not seen very often. My maiden name was Carrick. the family was from Lexington ,NC. I don't know any one with that name because the family members that I knew have all passed away. Glyndora Carrick King.
Just read your book Dave the Potter. It was beautifully done and quite informative. One of my passions is history as I am an elementary school teacher and children tend not to know "Their" history as it relates to knowing who they are!!. Question: Would you be able to visit my school (upper Westside) that has a diverse population. I guess you charge a fee :) What's the fee or is it free with the stipulation that your book would be sold with an autograph. Please respond via your website.
I'M TYANNA AND MY NAME IS NATALIE WE ARE IN 4TH GRADE AND WERE STUDENTS AND WE LOVE YOUR BOOK IT'S VERY INTERESTING!
I read your piece in the NY Times and I really liked it. Unfortunately you committed the proverbial crime by calling "hkatenkwan" a peanut stew. Oops, Nkwan means soup and it is definitely a groundnut soup. But, I liked your vivid recount of the trip. My name is Sydney Casely-Hayford, I publish a newspaper for Ghanaians in the US Diaspora. Why don't you find a moment a call me on 301-755-7734. I would like to publish some of the poems on my website and in the newspaper. Take care.
Your web site is lovely, but most of all you seems to capture the essence of Ghana beyond the grasp of most westerners. I am very proud of you.
It's exciting to see such a prolific and stimulating presentation of one man's work. Thanks Laban. - Vidda Crochetta from Vermont
I like it very much!
-- Susie from Idaho
--George C. Wolfe, writer, director, and producer of the Public Theater, NYC
--from the Introduction
4. Middle Grade Series