Here’s All You Need To Know About The 2020 Accra Book Fest

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Accra International Book Festival 2020

The 2020 Accra International Book Festival will take place from Thursday, October 29 to Saturday, October 31, 2020.

This will be the third edition of the Afro-Book Festival and it will be held via virtual and in-person meetings. 

Ghanaian filmmaker Peter Sedufia will be a participant and he will share his writing journey and experience at the Book Festival.

The other guest authors include retired Ghanaian surgeon and poet, Professor Lade Worsonu, South African children’s book author Stacey Fru, Secretary-General of the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA), Dr Wale Okediran, and New York-based writer Devanshi Khepartal.

There will also be appearances by Indian authors, Jagriti Roy and Shrimva K, Hope Da Poet, Selassie Mensah, Nana K Abrante and Alpha Boakye. 

The in-person discussions will take place at the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing at the African University College of Communication (AUCC) at Adabraka in Accra. 

The Accra International Book Festival 2020 will feature book reading and discussions, book signing, spoken word performances, and a virtual concert among others.

According to Iris Naa Norkor Akwetey, the Executive Director of Accra International Book Festival, this year’s event will be “special because the majority of our audience will join the conversation from their various homes and workplaces.”

“The Accra International Book Festival will be providing programming that will cater to the needs of the reading public,” the statement read. 

The Afro-Book Festival will commence this Thursday with #BookAThon20, an outreach event to distribute 1,000 storybooks to children, parents and caregivers at Lapas, Haatso, Legon and Mamprobi.

source: Austin Brakopowers

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