The month of July is really rocking the literary weather out of all in Accra. Yesterday, we received a tweet from Book Blogger, Nina Chachu, who blogs at Accra books and things and tweets at @adjoaofoe, which carried the feeling in Accra at the moment: “we all want cloning abilities to show up at all the events.” And she may be right. Taiye, Chibundu and Emmanuel aside, Ghanaian but US-based author Nana Malone is in the country and we hear she may even read at Ghana Voices Series.
Before we get ahead of each other, we should like for you to follow these Twitter accounts of the writers: @ChibunduOnuzo; @emmaiduma; @taiyeselasi; @writersPG; and of course our own account @writingGH. We suspect Book Blogger @Kinnareads might live-tweet as well.
Wednesday, 17 July, 2013
Ghanaian-Nigerian writer Taiye Selasi makes a return to Ghana to promote her novel “Ghana Must Go” at the Tavern Tropicana. Taiye will be reading from her novel for the first time as a published novel (we will return to this in a bit).
Tickets are available for about GHC115 ($60) and comes with a copy of the much-praised novel Ghana Must Go. We urge you to hurry and grab a ticket. The event is somewhat targeted at a small audience. It starts at 7PM
For those of you who frequent the Ghana Voices Series, a series of monthly book reading organised by the Writers Project of Ghana in partnership with the Goethe Institut, you would remember that Taiye featured on the programme last year, prior to the publishing of her novel. If you missed, this is that opportunity to catch what you missed.
Wednesday, 17 July, 2013
Young Nigerian writer of the novel, described by the Guardian as “A fiery Nigerian revenge tragedy…” The Spider King’s Daughter, Chibundu Onuzo, and compatriot writer and co-founder of Iroko Publishing, Emmanuel Iduma, are scheduled for a reading event in Accra. The writers will be holding a read-out hangout at the W.E.B. du Bois Centre, near the American Embassy at Cantonments, from 6PM.
The event is free and open to the public. This is a rare opportunity to meet two distinguished writers at one central location. And as you can imagine, we expect writers and readers in the city to fill the venue.
Friday 19 June, 2013
Chibundu is expected to do another reading at Sytris Bookshop, Mark Cofie House in Osu. The programme starts at 7PM and is free as well. In the spirit of youth and flare, Chibundu put up a video on YouTube about her Ghana trip.