Tuniq Africa, in collaboration with the KGL Foundation and the Poetry Association of Ghana, has introduced the All-African Women Poetry Festival, an innovative event aimed at honouring the diverse cultural legacy of African women through the art of poetry.
Scheduled to take place from May 25 to May 28, 2023, the festival will be held at the Art Africa Gallery, British Council, and the Dikan Center in Accra, and will bring together 10 poets from around the world to showcase their work and engage with audiences globally.
The week-long festival will serve as a platform to celebrate African literature, culture, and diversity, offering an exciting lineup of events including poetry readings, book launches, panel discussions, workshops, and performances by renowned and emerging African poets.
Madam Emma Ofosua, the Founder of Tuniq Africa, emphasized that the festival provides an opportunity to spark conversations on important issues while reshaping the narrative of African women's aspirations.
She expressed that the festival aims to define the identity of African women and highlight their aspirations as a people, while also inspiring a new generation of poets to address social, mental, and women's health concerns through their art.
The All-African Women Poetry Festival offers a platform for female poets to showcase their literary skills and celebrate their rich cultural heritage, inviting poetry enthusiasts and literary art lovers to attend for an unforgettable experience.
Sponsored by the KGL Foundation and Outre, and supported by UNESCO, the British Council, Dikan Centre, Art Africa Gallery, Kaya Tours, National Theatre, Creative Spills, Citi FM, Citi TV, Hyperlink, Commslab, Joyfm, Dansworld, Iglow, ATL, Danone, Think Aloud Ltd, Comme lab, AfroEle, WearGhana, Olaf, She Panthers, Jo's Keepsakes, Writers Project, Kasapreko, and Gerard Nartey Photography.
The festival will feature renowned poets such as Emmah Maybe from South Africa, Prof Esi Sutherland from Ghana, Chioniso Tsikisayi from Zimbabwe, Nyassh from Kenya, Amee Slam from Ivory Coast, Deborah Johnson from Nigeria, Poetra Asantewaa from Ghana, Stephanie Ampofo from the UK, Nakeeyat Dramani from Ghana, Apiorkor from Ghana, Dr Kaltum from the UK, Dr Afua Ansong from the USA, Kate Awuku Darko from the UK, Oluwatosin Odusanya from Nigeria, and Emma Ofosua from Ghana.
Other notable guests expected to attend the festival include Miss Yankey from the UK, Dzifa Gray, Doreen Avio, Akofa Ejeani, and Nana Hemaa Kobi Osisiadan Bekoe, all from Ghana.
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