Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra opens on Friday, 14th October


Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana are pleased to announce the opening of this year's edition of Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra. Opening this Friday 14th October at the Goethe-Institut in Accra, the festival will commence with a series of workshops from 11.00 AM. The opening ceremony is at 5:30 PM. This will be followed at 6:20 PM by a conversation between legendary Ghanaian filmmaker Kwaw Ansah and filmmaker and academic, Aseye Tamakloe, who will discuss the use of film as a medium of story-telling. At 7.20 PM there will be concurrently a book discussion between Philippe Sands (author, "The Last Colony") and Kinna Likimani, an audio listening and discussion of the radio play "Good-bye Gold Coast", and a conversation between Chef Bintu and researcher James Courtright which will be moderated by Elizabeth Johnson.

All events at the festival are free to attend.

Please see here for the festival pages, or you may prefer to go directly to see who are featuring at the festival this year, and take a look at the schedule of events. Here are the locations for the festival, being the Goethe-Institut premises in East Cantonments, the Foundation for Contemporary Art - Ghana in East Cantonments (at the Du Biois Centre), and the Embassy of the Netherlands.

Writers Project of Ghana and Pa Gya! A Literary Festival in Accra acknowledges with thanks the support of Goethe-Institut Ghana, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the EU delegation to Ghana, Anglogold Ashanti, DAkpabli and Associates, media support from Citi FM, Metro TV, Multimedia Gh Ltd, and various individuals and organisations.