‘Writers Erection’ on Monday

Monday, September 22, is a day after the birthday of Kwame Nkrumah, a writer and Ghana’s first president and also the death day of writer and poet laureate, Kofi Awoonor, who died at the hands of terrorists in Kenya last year.


It seems a good day for arts and spoken-word lovers in Accra to be thrilled to a special night of literary readings and performances.

The event dubbed, Writers Erections- Reloaded will come off at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. The festival aims at encouraging and celebrating young Ghanaian writers and performers who have distinguished themselves on Ghana’s literary scene.

Over the past few decades, Ghanaian and African literature in general had been dominated by the already-established and well-known writers. This has led to a call to sustain the solid legacies these forebearers have established. 

The above cause notwithstanding, Monday’s event will be graced by literary luminaries such as Kofi Anyidoho, Ama Ata Aidoo, Uncle Ebo Whyte and Esi Sutherland. 

Writers Erections is a sequel to last year’s Mental Pictures held at the same venue. If what happened the last time was anything to go by, then patrons of the arts should brace up for an explosive evening.

The show stars poet, actor and percussionist, Philip Boakye Dua Oyinka, known in literary circles as Nana Asaase.  ‘I am the Writer-King who sips communion wine from a calabash,” is how the performer describes himself.

There will also be presentations from other rising figures on the literary scene such as Rhyme Sonny, Kwame Write Selikem and Poetra. 

The event would also witness the launch of Asaase Inscriptions, a literary coaching project to help young writers and school children, especially in rural Ghana, to develop reading habits and develop their talents in the creative arts.


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