Ama Ata Aidoo: Selected Readings in her Memory
For this month's Author of the Month session, Writers Project of Ghana, Drama Queens, and Goethe-Institut Ghana invite you to an event celebrating the works of the late Professor Ama Ata Aidoo. This will be an interactive session featuring selected readings by Dr Sarah Dorgabdzi, Ms Nana Akosua Hanson, and a monologue by Drama Queens, with commentary by Prof Esi Sutherland-Addy. The date is Wednesday 30th August 2023 at 7 PM GMT at the Goethe-Institut in Cantonments, Accra.Dr Sarah Dorgbadzi is a storyteller, cantor, director, and an actor. She is the former Head of Department of Theatre Arts at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon. She is also Founder and Artistic Director of the Lododo Art Foundation, an organisation which embraces storytelling, experimental theatre, advocacy, Ghanaian Language proficiency and cultural activism, and provides mentoring to help young artists find their voices.
Nana Akosua Hanson is a writer, journalist, actress and a feminist activist in Ghana.
Prof Esi Sutherland-Addy is a professor of African Studies at the UNiversity of Ghana, Legon. Her research interests are in written and oral literature, gender and performing arts, as well as education and cultural policy. She has written/edited over 50 books and articles including: Women Writing Africa, West Africa and the Sahel (Esi Sutherland-Addy and Aminata Diaw Eds.) Efua Sutherland: Pan African Cultural Activist (Anne Adams and Esi Sutherland-Addy Eds.) and Ghana, Where the Bead Speaks, (Esi Sutherland-Addy, Ama Ata Aidoo and Kati Torda). She has also undertaken studies particularly in the field of education for a wide range of countries and organisations including Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa as well as UNESCO, UNICEF, The World Bank and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa. Drama Queens is a Feminist Pan Africanist youth led organisation committed to centering Herstories in a world that seeks to erase them through theatre, film, performance art and conversation.
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Road, East Cantonments, Accra.
Date: Wednesday 30th August, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM
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