Writers Project of Ghana

Writer for March - Papa Kobina Ulzen


The Writers Project of Ghana in collaboration with the Goethe Institute introduces Papa Kobina Ulzen, our guest writer for the seventh reading in the Ghana Voices Series. Papa Kobina Ulzen is author of Accra Accra, a collection of poems. "Accra! Accra! Poems About Modern Afrikans" includes pieces that show glimpses of the three Afrikan countries Papa lived in - Ghana, Kenya and Zambia as well as the seven other Afrikan countries he travelled in - before migrating to Canada over two decades ago.

Papa Kobinna Ulzen is a Ghanaian born Toronto based writer, poet, and playwright. He has had his poetry published in Accra! Accra! Poems About Modern Afrikans and Akwantu, Thoughts of a New Canadian.

Papa Kobinna’s has written/produced several theatrical short plays including Karibuni Canada, Malaika, Bus Stop, Lunch Time, Lunch Time Again. Papa is currently working on his first African themed feature length play "Ekua na Kamau". This is a love story set in Accra.

The Ghana Voices Series provides a platform to explore the synchrony between the literary arts and societal change in Ghana. We invite you to follow this oral anthology as we bring together the treasure of our literary heritage. Papa Kobinna Ulzen shares with us in a relaxed ambience, his following which the floor will be open for discussions. Autographed copies of the book will be available for sale.

Date: Friday, 25th March 2011.
Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI), Cantonments, Accra.
Admission is free.

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