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Chronicles of PAWA Activities (1989 -2013)

 

2000

November 2000

 

The Eighth lnternational African Writers’ Day Celebration (at the PAWA Secretariat, 7th November 2000, PAWA House Accra).

 

November 2000

 

The Third PAWA Annual Lecture by Dr. Nathan Shamuyarira, former Foreign Affairs Minister of Zimbabwe, on the theme, “Pan Africanism and the challenges of Globalization, “at PAWA House, ACCRA, 2 - 3, November, 2000.

1999

November 1999

 

The PAWA lnternational Workshop on the Theme: “The African Writers ln The New Millennium” (Topics: The Writer and the New Technologies; The Writer and Publishing and Copywright; The Writer and Civic Freedom), 2 - 4 November, 1999. Keynote Speakers, H.E. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, OAU Secretary-General; The Rt. Hon. Justice D.F. Annan, Speaker of Parliament; The Hon. Dr. Ojo Madukue, Federal Minister of Communication of Nigeria, 2 - 4 November, 1999, Accra lnternational Conference Centre, Accra. The others were: J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Mongane Wally Serote, Chanel Soomery, Titinga Frederic Pacere, Star Nyaniba Hammond, Kojo Gyinaye Kyei, Odia Ofeimun, Molefi Kete Asante, H.K. Kaul.

 

November 1999

 

The PAWA Tenth Anniversary Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony, The Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon, November 6, 1999. (Guest of Honour: H.E. Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, OAU Secretary-General).

 

November 1999

 

The Seventh lnternational African Writers’ Day Celebration, (at the PAWA Secretariat, 7th November, 1999, PAWA House, Accra).

 

November 1999

 

The Second PAWA World Poetry Festival on the theme: “Readings on the Eve of the New Millennium,” at The Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon Accra 1st - 2nd November, 1999. (Participants: Mohammed L.A. Saihi, Catherine Acholonu, Massimo Baistrocchi, Naa Ameley Ayensu, Fred Agbobli, Everett Hoagland, Abena Busia, Mamadou Traore Diop, Rex Quartey, Gaussou Diawarra, Naa Deedei Armah, A. Okai).

 

May 1999

 

The Aleksander Pushkin Bicentennial Jubilee Evening organised by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Accra and the Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) at PAWA House, Accra, May, 1999, Keynote Address delivered by the PAWA Secretary-General.

 

Mach 1999

 

On 4th March, 1999, PAWA and the University of Ghana Jointly organised the launching of a book entitled “ A History of the University of Ghana, 1948 - 1998” as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations marking the 50 years of the founding of the University of Ghana, on 4th March, 1999.

 

January 1999

 

On January 12, 1999, PAWA hosted the launching of a book entitled “EIGHTEEN PENCE’, by R.E. Obeng, edited and annotated by Kari Dako, Lecturer of English Department of the University of Ghana. The book first published in 1943, then reprinted in 1970, is reputed to be the first published novel in West Africa.

1998

November 1998

 

The PAWA Secretary-General, was the guest speaker at the Annual Enterprise Development Forum, a gathering of about 700 leading businessmen and women, politicians and diplomats. His theme was “Dedication to the African Renaissance: Crossing the Rubicon of Time and double-Crossing the Guillotine of Time” It took place at Vodaworld, Midrand, in South Africa.

 

November 1998

 

PAWA Secretary- General performs his poem The Bond Oath of Ubuntu at the State Banquet given by President Nelson Mandela in honour of the Chilean President, at the State House, Pretoria, South Africa, on 10th November, 1998.

 

November 1998

 

The Sixth International African Writers’ Day programme, “ln the Laboratory of An African Creator: An Evening with Edward Ayensu” organised by the Pan African Writers Association, at PAWA House, 7th November, 1998. Keynote Address was delivered by Mr. Sam Jonah, Chief Executive of Ashanti Goldfields Corporation.

1997

November 1997

 

Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) Fifth International African Writers’ Day celebration – A Grand Anniversary Reception at the Wole Soyinka and Naguib Mahfouz Courtyards, PAWA House, Accra, 7th November, 1997.

 

November 1997

 

The PAWA International Colloquium on the theme: Readership and African Literature: Developmental Objectives and Strategies” Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA). Accra lnternational Conference Centre, Accra, November, 1997.

 

November 1997

 

The First PAWA World Poetry Festival, Pan-African Writers’ Association (PAWA). National Theatre, Accra, November, 1997.

 

November 1997

 

The PAWA Poetry Forum on the theme: “Poetry ln The New Millennium: Tradition, Modernity and ldentity,” Pan-African Writers’ Association (PAWA), Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, November, 1997.

 

November 1997

 

Pan-African Writers’ Association (PAWA) Fifth International African Writers’ Day Celebrations: SECOND ANNUAL LECTURE, by Nadine Gordimer, 1991, South African Nobel Literature Laureate: “The Status of The Writers ln The World: Which World, Whose World?” PAWA House, Accra, November, 1997.

1996

November 1996

 

Pan-African Writers’ Association (PAWA) Fourth African Writers’ Day Celebration: FIRST PAWA ANNUAL LECTURE by Prof. Ali A. Mazrui: “The African Condition since Kwame Nkrumah’s Fall, 1966-1996”, PAWA House, Accra, November, 1996.

 

November 1996

 

Pan-African Writers’ Association (PAWA) Fourth International African Writers’ Day Celebrations: PAWA International Roundtable on the theme: “African Literature on the threshold of the 21st Century”, PAWA House, Accra, November, 1996.