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Chronicles of PAWA Activities (1989 -2013)

 

2005

November 2005

 

The Thirteenth International African Writers’ Day Celebration, on 7th November, 2005, at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyards of PAWA House. Guest of Honour: H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Ghana.

 

November 2005

 

The Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) was invited to participate in an international conference in Cairo, organised by the Egyptian Writers’ Union, on the theme, “The Role of the Writers in Our Present World.”

 

September 2005

 

PAWA Secretary-General presents paper at the 50thAnniversary Conference of the 1st Congress of Black Writers and Artists (1956), organized by the Presence Africaine and the African Community of Culture at the Sorbonne and UNESCO (19 – 22 September, 2006), Paris, France. Paper presented: “The Writer As The Compass Finger Of The People’s Consciousness – The Mid – Century Imperatives For African Literature In A Globalised World.”

 

August 2005

 

A delegation of writers from the Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) participated in a Pan-African Conference of Trade Unions and Civil Society Organisations for the promotion of the fast-tracking of Africa’s Political, Social and Economic Integration: Sirte, Libya, 9 – 10 September, 2005. This was at the invitation of the General Federation of Producers Trade Unions (GFPTU) of Libya.

 

July 2005

 

A delegation of writers from the Pan African Writers’ Association participated in an International Symposium with the theme, “The Arab African Cultural Relation’s A Futuristic Aspect And The African Writers’ Diaspora” which was held in for Sirte City from 31st July, to 3rd August, 2005. The Symposium was organised by Authors and Writers’ Association of Libya and the Arab Writers’ Union.

 

April 2005

 

The Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) was selected and mandated, as an international organization, to perform the role of a nominating body for all Africa and propose an African writer or illustrator of children’s literature for consideration for the award of the world’s largest prize for children’s literature. The prize, named after Astrid Lindgren and administered by the Swedish National Arts Council, bears a prize money of five million Swedish crowns (about US$655,000).

2004

November 2004

 

The 12th International African Writers’ Day Celebration and Anniversary Reception at PAWA Secretariat, (the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyard), PAWA House, 8th November, 2004. (Guest of Honour: The Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Hon. Kwadwo Baah Wiredu.)

2003

February 2003

 

“An Evening with Mandla Langa,” a distinguished South African Writer, at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Seminar Hall, PAWA House, Accra, 1st February, 2003. The guest of honour was His Excellency the High Commissioner for South Africa.

 

June 2003

 

“An Evening With Omar Salem El Hadji,” the launching ceremony for his book of poems, “Ghana Reveals Her Secrets,” (translated from the Arabic, and published in Ghana.) at the Wole Soyinka Courtyard of PAWA House.

 

November 2003

 

11th International African Writers’ Day Celebration at PAWA Secretariat, (the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyards) PAWA House, 7th November, 2003, (Guest of Honour: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo).

2002

November 2002

 

The Tenth International African Writers’ Day Anniversary and Awards Reception at PAWA Secretariat, (the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyards) PAWA House, Accra. 7th November, 2002, (Guest of Honour: The Chairman of the Council of State, Prof. Alexander A. Kwapong.)

 

October 2002

 

One Day Writing Workshop for School Children, organized by the Ghana Association of Writers’ (G.A.W), at the Dei Anang Rotunda, PAWA House, Accra, 18th October.

 

October 2002

 

Launching of the collection, “Solma: Tales from Northern Ghana” by G.A. Agambila, published by the Ghana Universities Press, at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyards, PAWA House, Accra, 16th October, 2002.

 

July 2002

 

The PAWA Secretary-General delivered a statement on behalf of PAWA (as Strategic Partner) at the Africa’s 100 Best Books Of The Century Awards Gala Celebrations at the Podium Hall, of Cape Town Civic Centre, in Cape Town, South Africa, on 27th July, 2002. Speakers included former President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Prof. Ali Mazrui.

 

July 2002

 

At the invitation of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of South Africa, the PAWA Secretary-General, Mr. Atukwei Okai, participated in the first National Writers Conference of South Africa, in Pretoria, on June 21 – 23 June, 2002, and delivered a paper on the theme, “The Broomstick And The Broom; The African Writer As Africa’s Digitman.”

 

April 2002

 

The Launching of a new novel “Serwah-the Saga of An African Princess” by Rita Akoto Coker, at the Wole Soyinka Courtyard, PAWA House, Accra, 24th April, 2002.

2001

November 2001

 

The Nineth lnternational African Writers’ Day Anniversary and Awards Reception at PAWA Secretariat, 7th November, 2001, PAWA House(Guest of Honour: The Minister of Education of the Republic of Ghana, Hon. Prof. Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi).

 

November 2001

 

The Ninth International African Writers’ Day Programme, “In The Laboratory of An African Creator: An Evening With Emeritus Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia”, (A world renowned African Scholar, Composer, Poet, Musician and Ethnomusicologist) Theme: “Modes of Meaning: My Life and Work”. organsied by the Pan-African Writers Association, at PAWA House, 5th November, 2001.

 

February 2001

 

The PAWA Secretary-General had a meeting with the executives of the Libyan Writers’ League in Tripoli, Libya, on 24th February, 2001, at the League’s headquarters.