Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is the author of Powder Necklace (Atria), which Publishers Weekly called “a winning debut.” Named among 39 promising contemporary African writers, her fiction was published in Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara (Bloomsbury) and also appears in Everyday People: The Color of Life (Atria), New Daughters of Africa (Amistad), Accra Noir (Akashic), as well as the Los Angeles Review of Books. Brew-Hammond has been awarded residencies by the Edward Albee Foundation, Hedgebrook, and the Rhode Island Writers Colony. She was a 2018 Pa Gya! Literary Festival Guest Author, a 2018 Aké Art and Book Festival Guest Author, a 2018 Hobart Festival of Women Writers Guest Author, a 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and in both 2015 and 2014 she was shortlisted for a Miles Morland Writing Scholarship. Every month, Brew-Hammond co-leads a writing fellowship at Manhattan's Center for Faith and Work. Also noted for her personal style, Brew-Hammond's fashion sense has been captured by New York Magazine, Essence Magazine, Paper Magazine, and the New York Times, among many other outlets. Recently, she co-founded the made-in-Ghana coat line Exit 14 which was featured on Vogue.com. Currently, Brew-Hammond is at work on a new novel.