Time by itself means nothing, no matter how fast it moves, unless we give it something to carry for us; something we value. Because it is such a precious vehicle, is time - Ama Ata Aidoo.
Book of The Month
Of Women and Frogs. is the coming-of-age story of Esi, a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her who place restrictions on her just because she is a girl.
Call For Short Stories
October 31st Deadline. Short stories set in the Ghana Savannah is requested. Creative writers are invited to submit to Larabanga: Stories from the Savannah, a forthcoming anthology of short literary works. The Editors welcome all styles and sub-genres including humor, quality flash fiction and stories with experimental narratives .
Conversation with Ama Ata Aidoo #AMAKASA
This event will gave attendees the opportunity to interact with this great woman and influencer of African women writers. Ama Ata Aidoo is from a Royal family from Fanti land. Her father was an advocate of Western education and sent her to Wesley Girls High school in 1961 to 1964.
Meet and Greet with Ayesha Harruna Attah author of The Hundred Wells of Salaga
Meet and Greet session with author Ayesha Harruna Attah at The Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing.
Adabraka Anthology Book Reading Seminar
Check out how the progam went on the 14th of September at the Jamestown Cafe.
Love Letters for BreakfastBook of the month for July. Love Letters for Breakfast by Serwaa Gyedu-Nuako.
Adabraka Anthology out in July
In February 2018, the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing made a month-long call for submissions of short stories for an anthology about the Accra region to be called Adabraka: Stories from the Centre of the World.
Discussions and topics raised about how this fictional African Utopia can be achieved in contemporary Africa.
Notable New Writers Series
Readings and discussions with AUCC students,book clubs & readers of N. Maria Kwami's Secrets of the Bending Grove.