Writer Spotlight: David Edem Dotse

David Edem Dotse, author of "On the Edge"

David Edem Dotse, author of “On the Edge”

Q. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

  •  I was born in Accra, Ghana. I’m a recent Computer Science graduate from Ashesi. I’m an occasional blogger and contributor to blogs.

Q. How did you start writing?

  •       Writing is something I have done since childhood. However, I was inspired by a close friend, and a myriad of experiences, to take up serious writing in the summer of 2012.

Q. Tell us, what inspires you?

  •       Everyday Ghanaian life, snippets of conversation in a tro-tro, that kind of thing. Of course, experience. I try to take ordinary stories and flip them, tell them from a different angle.

Q .Who are your major influences?

  • My single biggest literary influence is George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. However, most of my influences come from cinema, particularly the work of Hollywood filmmakers Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and Derek Cianfrance.

Q. What do you like about the piece you submitted?

  •      The setting. I feel like there’s more to tell in that ‘world’, so to speak.

Q. How do you feel about having your work produced?

  •      I’m humbled.

David Edem Dotse is a recent graduate of Ashesi University. In addition to writing, Edem is a talented musician. Check out his blog and music at the links below:





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