March 8 is International Women’s Day and there are a number of events lined by the African Women’s Development Fund, in partnership with Alliance Francaise, Brand Woman Africa and Mbaasem Foundation.
First, I will moderate a conversation between writers Boakyewaa Glover, Alba Sumprim and Yewande Omotoso, who will all read from their most recent works. This “Meet the Writers‘ is free to the public and will take place at Alliance Francaise at 7pm on March 7th, 2014.
Boakyewaa Glover is the author of The Justice, Ghana’s latest political thriller (might be the only one too); Alba Sumprim has published two non-fiction books – The Imported Ghanaian and a place of beautiful nonsense; and Yewande Omotoso’s book BomBoy was shortlisted for the Inaugural Etisalat Prize. I’m going to do my very best to make the conversation thought-provoking (as the saying goes) and fun. Please do come along if you are in Accra.
Also on March 7th at Alliance Francaise are:
– ‘Paroles de Femmes’ Exhibition Launch at 6pm: “Featuring painting, photography, installations and illustration by visual artists Kis Kenya, Sena Ahadji and Zohra Opoku”
– The Afro Soul Concert at 8pm: This concert is a tribute to the most extraordinary Nina Simone. French/Haitian songwriter Cae, Nigerian musician Diana Bada and several Ghanaian vocalists will perform. It’s Ghc10 (adults), Ghc 5 (AF students and members) and free for children below the age of 12.
Art, literature, music all in one night. Most fab way for “Celebrating Women and Inspiring Change”