This is definitely going to be a heavy literary week in Accra, and when I first realized what the schedule would be, I wondered, on Twitter, whether I should clone myself!
This is definitely going to require a bit of juggling.
It started off with Writers Project of Ghana‘s Sunday evening radio show on CitiFM… with Chibundu Onuzu and Elizabeth-Irene Baitie.
Tuesday 16 July: Taiye Selasi is doing a reading of her book, Ghana must go, at Taverna Tropicana in Nima. There will also be music, DJ Kobby Graham. Time: from 8pm. I would have liked to go but I think I might give this one a miss, as I do have to go to work the next morning. Plus I have another commitment that evening…
Wednesday 17 July: two events on the same day! Chibundu Onuzu and Emmanuel Iduma will be reading at the WEB DuBois Center in Accra, from 6pm. And, Taiye Selasi is officially doing her Ghana launch of Ghana must go at Villa Monticello at 7pm [I think I will go to this one.] I have a copy of her book, which I must start reading. If there are copies for sale, then maybe I will buy some for work?
Friday 19 July: Chibundu Onuzu and Martin Egblewogbe are doing readings, organized by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, at Sytris [I think I will go to this]. Onuzu’s book, The spider king’s daughter, is definitely on my wish list!
Thanks to fellow blogger, Creative Writing Ghana, for a composite post on some of these events.