Writer for June - Ivor Agyeman-Duah

Writer for June - Ivor Agyeman-Duah

The Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute present Ghanaian writer Ivor Agyeman-Duah at our monthly reading series. This month's event precedes the launch of the book, Crucible of the Ages: Essays in Honour of Wole Soyinka at 80, edited by Ivor Agyeman-Duah and Ogochukwu Promise. This book will be launched in July by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.

An essayist and a literary historian, Ivor Agyeman-Duah co-edited Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans with Peggy Appiah and Kwame Anthony Appiah. He also wrote Seychelles Islands, a series on African cultures and customs. He was chief advisor for the production of Yaa Asantewaa, Warrior Queen in collaboration with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Opera House and the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Further, he wrote and presented the TV Series Yaa Asantewaa, which was shot in Ghana and Seychelles. Ivor was part of the BBC and PBS series Into Africa and Wonders of the African World.

Ivor is the author of the biography, Between Faith and History: A Biography of J.A. Kufuor, and is the editor and co-author of the highly regarded trilogy: An Economic History of Ghana, Pilgrims of the Night: Development Challenges and Opportunities in Africa and most recently, Africa: A Miner’s Canary into the 21st Century. The recipient of over 15 awards, grants and fellowships from around the world, Ivor Agyeman-Duah was recently a fellow of the Centre for Middle East Studies in Galilee working on his new essay collection, Jerusalem and Her Neighbors.

Ivor serves as Development Policy Advisor to the Lumina Foundation in Lagos and directs a literary organization, Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with Ivor Agyeman-Duah. There will be a short discussion session after the readings. Copies of books will be on sale.

Date: Wednesday, 25th June 2014.
Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI ), Cantonments, Accra.
Admission is free.