Programme schedule

Revised Programme line-up

The Accra International Book Festival returns this October 2021 with a hybrid online and offline programme of 55 solid events featuring authors from around the world. There is always a great lineup of international guests to be enjoyed for great inspiration and entertainment. Join us. #accrabookfest2021

EVENT (S)DATETIMEMODE OF EVENTMODERATORGUEST SPEAKERS/AUTHORS  
DAY 1  
4th Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop (Part 1)October 28, 20219am – 1pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Eugene Owusu Gyakari(a) Dr Raghunath Kadakane (India),
(b) Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Ghana),  
Children School Reading Campaign at the Tema Pentecost Preparatory School and Lorenz Wolf Preparatory School  October 28, 202110am – 2pm (GMT)In-personVenessa Oduma Boamah/Kwabena BrakopowersStevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Ghana),
Panel discussion: “Covid-19 and human rights; are there genuine excuses to breach fundamental rights?”

October 28, 20213:30pm – 4:55pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Philip Kwasi Banini (Co-founder, iWatch Ghana)(a) Samuel Agbotsey, Campaign & Fundraising Coordinator, Amnesty International Ghana,
(b) Ms Opeyemi Marcellina Aderinto, Executive Director of The African Centre for Human Advancement, Social and Community Development (Nigeria),
(c) Annie Song, Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) – (South Korea),
(d) Dr Theophilus Edwin Coleman, Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg, South Africa,        
DAY 2
#BookAThon2021: Free distribution of children storybooks in selected areas in Accra  October 29, 20218am – 12pm (GMT)In-personVenessa Oduma Boamah/Kwabena BrakopowersAreas in Accra:
(a) Mamprobi,
(b) Lapas,
(c) Chorkor,
4th Kwame Nkrumah Creative Writing Workshop (Part 2)October 29, 202110am – 1pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Eugene Owusu Gyakari(a) Dr Raghunath Kadakane (India),
(b) Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah (Ghana),
Panel discussion: ‘Youth in Ghanaian politics; cash or pure hard work?’October 29, 202111:00am – 2:00pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)  UPSA Parliament House(a) Former Deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Lakshimi Hamah (Ghana)
(b) Member of Parliament for Old Tafo Constituency, Hon. Vincent Ekow Assafuah,
(c) NPP MP Aspirant for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Dr Rashid Kwesi Etuaful (Ghana), (d) Member of Parliament for Madina Constituency, Hon. Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu,  
Panel discussion: ‘The Indian movie industry, lessons for other countries’October 29, 20213:30pm – 4:30pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM) (1) Sujay Sunil Dahake (Filmmaker, India)
(2) Kwame Kyei Baffour (Filmmaker, Ghana)  
DAY 3
Opening ceremonyOctober 30, 202110am – 11:30am (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Francis Tetteh, Kwabena Brakopowers(1) Venessa Oduma Boamah,
(2) Nana Adwoa (National Folklore Board, Ghana),
(3) Jacob Shamatey (Sweet Aroma Print),
(4) Nana S. Achampong (Ama Ata Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing),
Book Reading & Discussion  October 30, 20211pm – 2:30pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Kwabena BrakopowersPetra Aba Asamoah (Ghana)
Panel Discussion: “Freeing our bleeding world; how writers can bring people back to normal life.”  October 30, 20213:15pm – 4:00pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Ralph Dinko (Public Relations & Writer)(a) Elizabeth-Irene Baitie (Ghana),
(b) Nana S. Achampong (Ghana),
(c) Deepti Menon (India),
Panel discussion: “Facing pandemics together; how writers can bring back hope.”October 30, 20216:00pm – 7:15pm (GMT)Online (FACEBOOK & ZOOM)Kwabena Brakopowers(1) Jacob A. Osae (Ghana)
(2) Belinda Konadu Agyeman (Ghana)
(3) Kwazi Ndlangisa (South Africa)