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Writing, Living, Laughing: How One Woman Lives Her Best Life With Fibromyalgia In Ghana

Friday 23 June 2017


From Ghana news outlet


Writing, Living, Laughing


Writing, Living, Laughing: How one woman lives her best life with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Ghana

Author: M. Quarshie
Thursday June 22, 2017
All Rights Reserved. © 2015-2017 Ghana News

Editor's Note: features a young woman in Ghana living with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, a incurable disorder that is widely unknown especially in Ghana. She agreed to be featured under the condition of anonymity. Her story seeks to bring awareness to the disorder and what it's like living with it.

What is this madness that makes me // carry myself into the future, // leaving happiness behind, // torturing myself this way?


A writer, poet and literary enthusiast. Life on the outside looks pretty normal. She is on her way to earning her PhD, and is among the leading new faces in Ghana’s writing scene.

“I am a writer, I am a literary enthusiast, I blog. I am serious about building a writing career and I’m also an academic. I also love food, which I want to develop and do something with,” is how she introduces herself.

K. is a young woman living with a condition called Fibromyalgia Syndrome. This chronic condition is still widely unknown, especially in Ghana. With the ongoing research about it, there are still differing schools of thought on whether it is an autoimmune disorder or a neurological one.


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