Writers Project of Ghana

PaGya! A Literary Festival in Accra


Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe-Institute are organising Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra at the Goethe Institute from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October, 2017. Some highlights of the festival include a conversation and poetry readings with Ama Ata Aidoo and Kobena Eyi Acquah, the launch of the Abena Korantemaa Prize for Oral History, the launch of Chuma Nwokolo's new book, The Extinction of Menai, multiple workshops, panel discussions, performances and a talk by Prof. Chinweizu Ibekwe.

Some of the guest authors are from South Africa (Niq Mhlongo, Sabata Mpho-Mokae), Canada (Wayne Johnson), Nigeria (Chuma Nwokolo, Eghosa Imasuen, Adewale Maja-Pearce), Togo (Kangni Alem) and Ghana (Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Ama Ata Aidoo, Kobena Ayi Acquah, Kofi Akpabli, Nana Awere Damoah, Sharlene Apples) among others. A full list is availabe here. There will be a special feature for comics and graphic novels.

Publishers and bookshops will be represented, and there will be an interactive session with publishers for prospective writers and book sellers.

Please e-mail pagyafest2017@gmail.com for more information.