Writers Project of Ghana

Author for March -- Elizabeth Allua Vaah


After a long break due to COVID-19, Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana are pleased to announce the return of our monthly public reading series. For the first of these readings for this year, we present Canadian-Ghanaian author Elizabeth Alluah Vaah for March 2021.

Join us for the reading at the Goethe-Institut in Cantonments on Wednesday, March 31st 2021 at 7 PM. The event will be in-person with safety protocols observed. It will also be streamed live on Instagram (@writersPG), Facebook and YouTube. The author will join the event by video conferencing from Canada.

Elizabeth Allua Vaah is the author of the novel Maame, which tells the stories of three generations of women, exploring the transition from girlhood into motherhood within the complex world of a rural Ghanaian community. Maame was inspired by her childhood and growing up in rural Ghana.

Elizabeth Allua Vaah grew up in Bakanta, a small village in the Western Region of Ghana. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana and the University of Connecticut (MBA). She moved with her family from Ghana to Canada in late 2010 following a harrowing experience with childbirth. Allua calls herself a Maternal Health Migrant. She is a co-founder of the Vaah Junior Foundation for Better Maternal and Child Health. Allua is a strong environmentalist. She is currently heavily engaged in the fight against Irresponsible mining practices that has left waterbodies in southern and central Ghana heavily polluted with mercury and silt.

She is also a strong advocate for girl child education, never failing to use her own life story as an example of how girls’ education impacts generations. Allua works in Risk Management at TD Bank in Toronto.

She lives in Brampton, Ontario with her husband, Thomas Vaah and their five children - Rejoice, Angela, Lois, Nana and Nyilale (Junior) Vaah.

You are welcome to join us for this reading and discussion session with Elizabeth Allua Vaah.

Date: Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.


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