All African Women Poetry

All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 starts May 23

All African Women Poetry Festival 2024 runs in Accra, Ghana from May 23 – 26, 2024. It will celebrate the Legacy of Efua Theodora Sutherland under the theme “Poetry & Play.” 

The All African Women Poetry Festival was launched by Tuniq Africa founded by Emma Ofosua in Accra, Ghana in 2023. It was aimed at celebrating African literature and literary legends, empowering African women, women of African descent, and the African Diaspora, educating the youth, and engaging with marginalized communities through sustainable events, programming, and projects. It hosted women from across the continent and the African diaspora.

The 2024 edition celebrating the legacy of Efua Theodora Sutherland under the theme “Poetry & Play” is scheduled to take place from Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26, 2024. The four-day thread of events, specifically curated to educate and enhance playfulness, will include performances of poetry as well as panel discussions. The events will be hosted at the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Centre and the Foundation for Contemporary Art in Accra.

Some of the scheduled guests either on stage or on panel are Moyosola Olowokure, Winnie Madoro, Nyangari Macharia, Claudia Owusu, Deborah Johnson, Effie Nkrumah, Nyash- Nyangari Macharia, Qhali, Titilope Sonuga, vangile gantsho, Alhan Islam, Mo’Africa Wa Mokgathi, Dr. Ekua Ekumah, Prof. Anne Adams, Dr. Sarah Dorgbadzi, Prof. Hellen Rita, Akuvi Aguedze, Theresah Ankomah, Vivian Boateng, Agness Panfred, Basiru Amuneni, and Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey.

Below are some of the scheduled events;

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