Writers Project of Ghana

Writer for May- Elizabeth-Irene Baitie


The Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute proudly present as guest writer for April, multiple award-winning author, Elizabeth-Irene Baitie.

Elizabeth-Irene Baitie is a Clinical Biochemist and runs a medical laboratory practice in Adabraka, Accra. A past student of Achimota School, Elizabeth-Irene also studied Biochemistry with Chemistry at the University of Ghana, Legon, and has a postgraduate degree in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Surrey.

In 2002, her novel,Lea’s Christma, was short-listed for the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa (Senior readers). Four years later, her story,A Saint in Brown Sandals, won the Macmillan Prize for Africa (Junior readers). Her novel, The Twelfth Heart won the Burt Award for African literature (2009) followed by The Dorm Challenge which also won the Burt Award for African literature in 2012. She is currently working on two writing projects: a fantasy novel for middle-readers (8 – 12 years) and also a sequel to A Saint in Brown Sandals.

This event offers the opportunity to interact with Elizabeth Irene-Baitie. There will be a short discussion session after the readings. Copies of books will be on sale.

Date: Wednesday, 28th May 2014.
Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI ), Cantonments, Accra.
Admission is free.


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