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Alba Sumprim

Accra, Ghana


Alba K Sumprim graduated from Escuela International de Cine y Television (EICTV), the Cuban film school, as an Editor and worked on several short and independent film projects in Cuba and London before moving back to Ghana, where she now earns her living as a writer.
She has been a freelance writer and editor for the BBC WORLD SERVICES TRUST Radio drama, ‘Story Story, Voices from the Market,’ for over five years. She was a writer and director for the BBC WST television drama, entitled, 'Wetin Dey!'

Her successful weekly social commentary column – The Imported Ghanaian – has been running for eight years in The Daily Dispatch newspaper, Accra. Her first book 'The Imported Ghanaian,' based on her column was published two years ago.

She lives in Accra, where she is regularly accused of being Senegalese, Malian, Ivorian, Liberian, Kenya or Zimbabwean, in fact, any other nationality but Ghanaian.

Interests: Traveling, music, reading, watching movies.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The Imported Ghanaian -