AIBF Literary Awards to be renamed Lade Wosornu Prize for Literature

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THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019

INTENTION TO RENAME LITERARY AWARDS AFTER LADE WOSORNU

We would like to announce to the public that our annual literary awards known as the Accra Prize for Literature will be named after retired Ghanaian surgeon and poet, Professor Lade Wosornu.

When the right process is completed, the literary prize would be known as the Lade Wosornu Prize for Literature. But the original name still subsists until the Prize Trustees have been duly constituted.

This change in name, when completed, would not affect the components of the literary prize now in its second year.  The awards include the First Book Award, Reading Promoters Award and the Independent Writer’s Award.

The Accra Prize for Literature was instituted in 2018 to celebrate the works of young and established writers that have the power to reshape the world for good.

Previous winners include; ace Ghanaian broadcast journalist and host of StandPoint, Oheneyire Gifty Anti, host of Citi Breakfast Show, Bernard Koku Avle, Sports Editor at Peace FM, Dan Kweku Yeboah and poet Celestine Nudanu.

The intention to rename the literary awards after the retired surgeon and poet is our giant commitment toward the celebration of Ghanaians who have contributed toward the country’s literary landscape.

We need to celebrate these men and women as a way of sparking a literary revolution in Ghana and beyond.

About Professor Lade Wosornu

Professor Lade Wosornu is a renowned academic who has three collections of poetry works to his credit; Ete & Other Poems, Celestial Bride & Other Poems and Journey Without Ends & Other Poems.

Some of his poems include Desert Rivers, The Master Brewer, and Journey Without End among others. As a constant voice in Ghana’s literary landscape, Professor Wosornu has contributed essays and articles on major health issues.

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