Reading Ghana

An Independence Day Readathon Through Ghana's ELEVEN Regions

About

Join us on Sunday, 4 March, at Libreria in West Legon, Accra, as we commemorate Ghana’s independence and celebrate national unity in a read through books from Ghana’s ten regions plus one – the expansive Ghanaian Diaspora!

How will it work?

Starting from the top, in the Upper East and Upper West regions, and working our way down through the Northern, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions to the Western, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra and Volta regions, we will hear in vivid prose what it means to be Ghanaian yesterday, today and in the future through the works of our great national writers.

We will finish off the night by acknowledging Ghana’s “11th region,” the Diaspora, reading from one or several writers of Ghanaian descent from around the world.

Format

  • The night will be divided into two halves, with five readings in each part, followed by the Diaspora reading/s.
  • Each reading from each region will last no more than 10 minutes.
  • There will be an interlude featuring liveĀ music from around Ghana.
  • The event will take place in the courtyard of PAMA House, the building in which Libreria is located.

Get involved!

There are three ways you can get involved in Reading Ghana:

  • You can recommend a book from any or all of the 10 regions. The deadline for book recommendations is 16 February, 2018.
  • We will open up voting for you to decide which of the recommended books should be chosen from each region to be read from on the night. Voting will open onĀ 19 February and will close on 23 February.
  • You can volunteer to read from a book on the night.

Of course, you’re welcome to just attend the event on the day and soak up the atmosphere of journeying through Ghana through the written and spoken word.