Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is the author of Powder Necklace, which Publishers Weekly called "a winning debut." Named to the “Africa39” list of writers “with the potential and talent to define trends in the development of literature from Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora,” her short fiction was included in the anthology Africa39. Her work also appears in Everyday People: The Color of Life _and _New Daughters of Africa, among others. Forthcoming from Brew-Hammond are a children's picture book and a novel. Every month, Brew-Hammond co-leads a writing fellowship at Manhattan's Center for Faith and Work.