Participating Authors/Speakers

#AccraBookFest2021 Guests Authors/Speakers

There is always a great lineup of both local and international guests to be enjoyed for great encouragement and inspiration. Not all our guest authors, speakers and event participants will be physically present on stage. This year’s Afro-Book Festival will be both in-person and virtually.

Petra Aba Asamoah (Ghana)                                          

Petra Aba Asamoah (Ghana) is a Chartered Marketer by profession and a proud member of the Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM), UK and the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG). She’s a prolific writer with two books to her credit, namely ‘Sales 101: What Everyone Should Know About Sales’ and the ever-popular novel ‘Jungle Dance.’

Victoria Lakshmi Hamah (Ghana)

Victoria Lakshmi Hamah (Ghana) is a former Deputy Minister of Communication. She has had a successful career in Television and Radio both as a presenter and producer. She describes herself as a writer at heart.

Dr Theophilus Edwin Coleman (Ghana/South Africa)

Dr Edwin Coleman (Ghana) is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg. He writes about commercial, labour and social security law. His works have appeared in several journals of international repute.

Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa)                                  

Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa) is a multi-award winning poet, author of Collecting Self poetry chapbook, translator, umlolozelo and umngqokolo singer from UMzimkhulu, based in Durban, South Africa. Ndlangisa is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Pot of Art – a house for creative arts in South Africa.

Deepti Menon (India)

Deepti Menon (India) is an author of significant works, including the ‘Arms and the Woman and Shadow in the Mirror.’ She is also the contributing author of ‘Crossed and Knotted,’ a major work that made it to the Limca Book of Records and ‘A Little Chorus of Love.’

Nana S. Achampong (Ghana)                                           

Nana S. Achampong (Ghana) is a media practitioner, novelist, poet and educator. The Director of the Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing has worked in the fields of journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, the visual arts and literature in Ghana, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Opeyemi Marcellina Aderinto (Nigeria)

Opeyemi Marcellina Aderinto (Nigeria) is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Human Advancement, Social and Community Development based in Lagos, Nigeria. The AFSDIR is a non-governmental organization with Special Consultative Status with UN-ECOSOC.

Dr Rashid Kwesi Etuaful (Ghana)                               

Dr Rashid Kwesi Etuaful (Ghana) was the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2020 Parliamentary Candidate for the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency in the Central Region. He’s a Research scientist and Quality Control Specialist.

Elizabeth-Irene Baitie (Ghana)

Elizabeth-Irene Baitie (Ghana) is a multi-award-winning author with several books to her credit. Her first children’s book, A Saint in Brown Sandals won the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa in 2006. In 2010, her first young adult novel The Twelfth Heart won first prize in the inaugural Burt Award for African Literature competition in Ghana.

Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Ghana)                                  

Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Ghana) is a writer and freelance journalist living in Stockholm. He mainly writes narrative journalism and produces and edits other types of media projects. He is the author of ‘It’s Cold Oo,’ and ‘Bridges Ova Attukwe.’

Samuel Agobtsey (Ghana)

Samuel Agbotsey (Ghana) is the Campaign & Fundraising Coordinator at Amnesty International Ghana. As a human rights activist, Samuel has been advocating for women’s rights in Ghana. He has also been working to advance gender equality on multiple fronts.

Belinda Konadu Agyeman (Ghana)                            

Belinda Konadu Agyeman (Ghana) works as a Relationship Manager with the Financial Institutions Unit at FBNBank Ghana Limited. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Finance. Berlinda wrote ‘For the Love of His Queen,’ a scintillating novel in the heat of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is presently working on releasing other novels.

Jacob A. Osae (Ghana)

Jacob A. Osae (Ghana) is a poet, a screenwriter and a sci-fi & fantasy writer. He has published two books namely the ‘OAKS OF DEFINITION,’ and ‘A WALKING RAINBOW.’

Francis Ontoyin (ESQ) Ghana

Francis Ontoyin (Ghana) is a private legal practitioner in Accra, Ghana. He has been in practice at the firm since 2016, specialising in areas such as financial services, projects and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, and dispute resolution.

Sujay Sunil Dahake (INDIA)

Sujay Sunil Dahake is mainly known for his work as a director and as an editor for the film Shala, a film that was awarded the Silver Lotus Award for Best Marathi Feature Film at the 59th National Film Awards.
He is also known for his Blockbuster films Phuntru, Ajoba, Kesari.
Abd his well-known web series Sex drugs and theatre.