ACCRA BOOK FEST 2019 SCHEDULE

S c r o l l D o w n

In commemoration of the 400th-Anniversary  of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the Accra International Book Festival 2019 will focus on the situation of African writers many years after the infamous trade in human beings. There will be the Kwame Nkrumah Writers’ Workshop, book readings and discussions at this year’s Book Festival.

The theme for this year’s Book Festival is: ‘Dream, A Talk With The Afro-World.’

Day 1

Thursday, October 24, 2019

EVENT NAME(S) TIME VENUE
Kwame Nkrumah Writers’ Workshop 2019 11:00am – 2:00pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Reading School Project 2019 11am – 12:30pm Association International School, Airport
*Outreach Activation to talk about activities of Amnesty International Ghana and Human Rights 2:00pm – 6:00pm University of Professional Studies, Accra
Day 2

Friday, October 25, 2019

Kwame Nkrumah Writers’ Workshop 2019 11:00am – 2:00pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
*Reading Charity School Project 2019 9am – 5:30pm Adam-Kyiren Basic School in the Central Region
*Ga Ne Arts Fair 2019 2:00pm – 6:00pm Archaeology Museum, University of Ghana, Legon
*Outreach Activation to talk about activities of Amnesty International Ghana and Human Rights 2:00pm – 6:00pm University of Ghana, Legon
Day 3

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Opening Ceremony/Exposition of theme 10:00am – 11:00am SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Writers’ Durbar: ‘Young writers meet writers’ Convo 11:35pm – 12:35pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Childhood & Marriage in Africa
Of Women and Frogs’ by Bisi Adjapon 12:50pm – 1:45pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
The Marriage Ban’ by Yusuf Ahmad Bello 1:55pm – 2:55pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Food & Travelling
Transatlantic Food Migration, how African food migrated over to the USA’ by Bayyinah Monk Nduaka 3:15pm – 4:15pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Exploring the beauty of Africa’ by Lerato Mogoatlhe 4:40pm – 5:40pm SRC Conference Room, University of Ghana, Legon
Day 4

Sunday, October 26, 2019

Writers’ Tour: “A visit to the ancestors” 10:00am – 8:00pm Accra – Elmina Castle, Central Region

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