Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue

Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue is a symposium of literature by women of African descent taking place in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013.  This free gathering will put writers, critics, and readers from across Africa, the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean in dialogue with each other through readings, roundtables, screenings, and performances. YYN continues the dialogue of the first two Yari Yari conferences, which put hundreds of writers in dialogue with thousands of readers. 

Yari Yari NtoasoProgramme

The programme which includes Ama Ata Aidoo, Akachi Ezeigbo, Monica Arac de Nyeko, Veronique Tadjo, Bibi Bakare‐Yusuf and many more, is available here.

The event is organised by the Organisation of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) and you can register to attend  here.

Help OWWA Cover Writers’ Travel Costs

Most of the participants are paying their own way to Ghana through their jobs, their own finances, or other fundraising. But a number of participants who are not university professors and not in the US or Europe are having a hard time raising their travel costs. OWWA have therefore started an online fundraising campaign to support writers who do not have other means to get to Yari Yari.

You can make a donation to this campaign here and help to ensure that diverse voices are present at Yari Yari.  If you need more reasons to give, there are lots of gifts available to say ‘thank you’ for your donation.  There are just 6 days left to donate.



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