Yari Yari Ntoaso: Veronique Tadjo, Doreen Baingana to speak at Closing Plenary

Today is the fourth and final day of Yari Yari Ntoaso.

Here’s the schedule:

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Sunday, 19 MAY


9:30am-1:00pm:  Registration

 9:30am-6:00pm:  Book Tables & Vendors

 10:00-11:15am – Configuring the Past & the Future

Zetta Elliott (Canada/USA); Lucía Charún-Illescas (Peru/Germany); Gina Athena Ulysse (Haiti/USA), Ishraga Mustafa Hamid (Sudan/Austria)

Moderator:  Dorothy Randall Tsuruta (USA)

11:30am-1:00pm – New Venues, New Audiences; Literature and Technology 

These speakers discuss editing, publishing, distribution, and the use of other media to network and communicate

Joanne Braxton (USA); Khadija Ibrahiim (UK); Fungai Machirori (Zimbabwe); Wana Udobang (Nigeria), Nina Chachu (Ghana)

Moderator: Jason King (USA)

 1:00-2:00pm – Lunch – Visit the book table and vendors, and network!

 2:15-3:30 – Continuing the Dialogue: Keeping Our Work in the World

Editors and arts administrators discuss the logistics of keeping women’s writing available.

Janet Badjan Young (The Gambia); Bibi Bakare-Yusuf (Nigeria); Margaret Busby (Ghana/UK); Roshnie Moonsammy (South Africa); Ghana Writers Association representative

Moderator: Maureen Ngozi Eke (Nigeria/USA)


3:45-5:00pm – Closing Plenary

Doreen Baingana (Uganda); Tess Onwueme (Nigeria); Véronique Tadjo (Cote d’Ivoire); évelyne Trouillot (Haiti); María Teresa Fernández de la Vega (Spain)

Closing remarks by OWWA members Rashidah Ismaili & Rosamond S. King

 5:00-6:15 – Closing Reception


One comment

  1. I missed this last day. I would so much have loved to be there. But my absence was unavoidable. Hope the closing plenary was spectacular and memorable. You guys were great. 🙂


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