Two Ghanaian writers Kofi Akpabli and Nana Awere Damoah have been invited to participate in Monrovia Reads, a literary and cultural festival in Liberia.
The event which takes place on August 18 and 19 at the Peace Café, Sinkor is to celebrate African literature and authorship.
The two-day Conference is organised by Forte Publishing with the help of the Ghana Embassy in Liberia. ‘’We reached out to these two writers because of the tremendous work they have been doing with their DAkpabli Readathon’’, said Othniel Forte the Director of the Publishing House. ‘’We believe African needs a literary reawakening.’’
Kofi Akpabli and Nana Awere Damoah will treat the audience which includes members of the Ghanaian community to readings from their books such as ‘I Speak of Ghana’, ‘’Tickling the Ghanaian’’, ‘’Sebitically Speaking’’ and ‘’Romancing Ghanaland’’.Two famous Liberian authors Mae Azango and Kpana N. Gaygay will be on the bill.
‘’Monrovia Reads’’ also includes a writing seminar, book discussions and a workshop young writers. Akpabli, who is also a Faculty member at Central University will present a paper on the topic: “Warrior to Writer: Young Africans in the Flux of Representation”.
Since 2015 the DAKpabli Readathon campaign has received local and international press coverage with ChinAfrican magazine doing a special feature on them in their January edition for 2017. Apart from Ghanaian cities, the two authors have also held a reading to Ghanaian professionals in Lagos, Nigeria.
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