Opening of the PaGya literary festival in Accra
The 2022 edition of the PaGya Literary Festival opened yesterday at three venues – Goethe-Institut, Foundation for Contemporary Art and Dutch Embassy – in Accra.
Readings, panel discussions, performances, book launches, sales, literary awards and events will characterize the festival which engages all literary forms such as fiction, poetry, spoken word, comic/graphic novels and non-fiction creative such as travel writing and literature. blog.
Writers, poets, literary performers, scholars, publishers, illustrators, librarians, literary agents, bloggers and many other literary practitioners from various parts of the world find a welcoming space to showcase their works and fellowship during the festival.
PaGya 2022 will host a wide range of guests including Kwaw Ansah, Molara Wood, Dr Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Philippe Sands, Vamba Sherif, Prof. Ato Quayson, Dr Eghosa Imasuen, Efe Paul Azino, Dr Wale Okediran, Kwaku-Sakyi-Addo, Amandzeba Nat Brew and Ryan Van Winkle.
The others are Michelle Alipao Chikaonda, Agur Schiff, Mohammed Ahmed Polo, Alba Kunadu S. Amoo-Gottfried, Dr. Asangba Reginald Taluah, Ama Asantewa Diaka, Aseye Tamakloe, Empi Baryeh, Ivor Agyeman-Duah and Katleho Kano Shoro.
Over the years, the festival has grown to include art talks, art and literary exhibitions, film screenings and many more. The festival also offers independent booksellers, publishers and authors the opportunity to present and sell their books.
The Goethe-Institut Ghana, the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the European Union Delegation, Anglogold Ashanti and Dakpabli Publishers are sponsoring the festival organized by the Writers Project of Ghana.
It ends tomorrow, October 16, 2022.