Writers Project of Ghana

Reading for August -- Justice V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe and Kwesi Amoak

Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute, Accra proudly present a reading from The Unfinished Journey: Biography of V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe, with the author, Kwesi Amoak and Justice Prof. V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, FGA.

Justice Prof. V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He has held various positions including, Director of the Commonwealth Secretariat Scheme for Legislative Drafting for the West African, Southern Africa and the Caribbean Regions, Senior Instructor at the International Law Development Centre in Rome, Italy, and has been a professor of Legislative Drafting at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of West Indies (UWI), Barbados. He was also a Senior Instructor at the International Law Development Centre in Rome, Italy.

Justice Crabbe acted as the Special Commissioner to the 1968 Constitutional Commission, Legislative Draftsman to the 1969 Constituent Assembly and drafted the 1969 Constitution. He again worked on the 1979 Constitution acting as the Chairman of the 1979 Constituent Assembly. He also worked on the Fiajoe Review Commission for the review of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and various Constitutional Commissions for Constitutions in Kenya and Zambia and Constitutional Advisor to the Uganda Government.

Justice Crabbe attended Accra Academy, the Presbyterian Secondary School, Odumasi, and later went to London to study Economics at the City of London College, Moorgate. In 1952, he was admitted to the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple to read Law and was called to the Bar on 8th February, 1955.

About the author:

Kwesi Amoak is a Documentation Specialist, ghostwriter, and journalist with expertise in Creative Education. Apart from The Unfinished Journey: Biography of V.C.R.A.C. Crabbe, he is also the author of The Creative One: Life and Works of Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, Quest for Excellence: Biographies of 15 Alumni of Legon, Arise Ghana Youth, Social Accountability through Active Citizenship: The Shama Model and other publications. He has also ghostwritten more than ten books for clients in Ghana, Liberia, Togo, Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK).

Kwesi is the Executive Director of Mpuntusem Foundation, an NGO which focuses on the documentation of impact stories, relevant historical and cultural narratives.

Join us as we host Justice Prof. V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, FGA, and Kwesi Amoak on the 30th of August for an informative and interactive reading. Copies of the biography and other books will be on sale.

Date: Wednesday, 30th August, 2017

Time: 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM

Venue: Goethe Institute, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra

Admittance is Free.

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