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PAWA Press Releases (PDFs)

 

ANA honors Prof. Okai

3rd October, 2016 | PDF | 357kb

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PAWA:22nd International African Writers’ Awards Ceremony

4th Feb, 2016 | PDF | 397kb

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PAWA Congratulates Margaret Busby

30th April, 2015 | PDF | 590kb

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PAWA Congratulates Nigeria

7th April, 2015 | PDF | 578kb

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PAWA statement on the passing away of Mallam Abubakar Gimba

24th March, 2015 | PDF | 597kb

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Statement by PAWA on the International African Writers’ Day, 2014

6th November, 2014 | PDF | 736kb

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Nadine Gordimer, South African author, dies at 90

15th July, 2014 | PDF | 233kb

Download -: The New Crusading Guide

Anti-Apartheid author Nadine Gordimer dies

15th July, 2014 | PDF | 150kb

Download -: Daily Guide

From African Writers, honour for Achebe, Jonathan

21st March, 2014 | PDF | 265kb

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African writers to immortalise Achebe

20th March, 2014 | PDF | 178kb

Download -: Nigerian Pilot

Jonathan blames poor reading culture on internet, social media

19th March, 2014 | PDF | 192kb

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Jonathan to make 'bring back the book initiative' national programme

19th March, 2014 | PDF | 143kb

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PAWA honours President Goodluck Jonathan

March 2014 | PDF

Download -: Daily Newswatch | Leadership | Nigerian Tribune | Peoples Daily

Pawa Celebrates Professor Kofi Awoonor

4th November, 2013 | PDF | 500kb

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On the occasion of the celebration of the 21st International African Writers' Day, the Pan-African Writers' Association (PAWA) is organizing a Night of African Poetry to celebrate the life of the distinguished African writer, literary critic, scholar and statesman, Prof. Kofi Awoonor.

Embassy of the State of Palestin, on the passing away of Prof. Kofi Awoonor

24th September, 2013 | PDF | 138kb

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Condolence message

ANA on the killing of Professor Kofi Awoonor, Poet and African Statesman

23rd September, 2013 | PDF | 230kb

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We received with terrible shock the news of the death of Professor Kofi Awoonor, Ghanaian poet of
no mean stature and foremost African writer of great influence, which occurred on September 21,
2013 at the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nai.robi.

Pawa statement on the passing away of Prof. Kofi Awoonor

22nd September, 2013 | PDF | 115kb

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The writers of Africa have learnt with utmost grief of the untimely passing of one of our elders. Prof. Kofi Awoonor, in the ongoing terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya.


 

Ghana elections commended

December 2008 | PDF | 160kb

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Ahmed Salim commends Ghanaians

December 2008 | PDF | 117kb

Download -: Daily Graphic

Dr Salim Ahmed commends Ghana for peaceful elections

December 2008 | PDF | 142kb

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AU boss lauds Ghana

December 2008 | PDF | 226kb

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Ghana’s peaceful elections shows the African capacity

December 2008 | PDF | 279kb

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Former OAU boss commends Ghana for peaceful elections

December 2008 | PDF | 234kb

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PAWA honours four for winning literary competition on HIV/AIDS.

October 2007 | PDF | 365kb

Download -: Daily Graphic | Times Weekend

Annotated picture of Pan-African Writers’ night in Accra.

November 2006 | PDF | 118kb

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African writers celebrate the 14th International Writers’ Day in Accra

November 2006 | PDF | 635kb

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Secretary-General of PAWA presents ‘literary schnapps’ to President Wade of Senegal.

April 2006 | PDF | 589kb

Download -: Times Weekend | Daily Guide

Secretary-General of PAWA commends President Abdoulaye Wade for his Pan-Africanist leadership.

February 2006 | PDF | 586kb

Download -: The Crusading Guide | The Heritage | The Daily Dispatch

Prof. Atukwei Okai appointed unto third world festival of black arts committee.

February 2006 | PDF | 628kb

Download -: Arts & Leisure


 

PAWA to co-ordinate Africa’s nomination for world’s second largest literary prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

April 2005 | PDF | 320kb

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British Council to collaborate with PAWA to promote Africa’s literary works

November 2003 | PDF | 330kb

Download -: Daily Graphic

Statement made by the Secretary-General of PAWA

June 2002 | PDF | 492kb

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Statement made by the Secretary-General of PAWA at the Association of African Publishers’ General Council meeting in Abuja.

PAWA pays tribute to Leopold Senghor

January 2002 | PDF | 651kb

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PAWA pays tribute to Leopold Senghor, and sends a message of condolence to the President and people of Senegal on the death of the former President of Senegal.


 

PAWA annual lecture on the theme: Pan-Africanism and the Challenges of globalisation

November 2000 | PDF | 202kb

Download -: The Independent

‘Globalisation is an evil monster,’ says PAWA guest speaker at the PAWA annual lecture on the theme: Pan-Africanism and the Challenges of globalisation at the PAWA secretariat in Accra.

Mali pledges support for PAWA in Bamako

May 1999 | PDF | 513kb

Download -: The Ghanaian Chronicle

PAWA honours the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr Abdul Diouf

May 1999 | PDF | 517kb

Download -: The Daily Graphic | The Palaver | Graphic Showbiz | The independent | The Mirror

PAWA honours the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr Abdul Diouf, with its highest awards, ‘The PAWA noble patron of the Arts Award’ and the ‘PAWA stool of Royalty’, on the occasion of the 3rd International Literary Symposium in Dakar.

Celebrated South African Writer and Nobel Prize Winner speaks at Pan African Writers Association annual lecture

October 1997 | PDF | 244kb

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Celebrated South African Writer and Nobel Prize Winner speaks at Pan African Writers Association annual lecture in Accra on the theme: The status of the writer in the world; which world, whose world?

Pan-African Writers Association celebrates International African Writers’ Day

November 1996  | PDF | 709kb

Download -: The Daily Graphic

Pan-African Writers Association celebrates International African Writers’ Day with two major programmes
– an annual lecture on the theme: The African condition since Kwame Nkrumah’s fall: 1966 – 1996 and a PAWA International Roundtable on the theme: African literature on the threshold of the 21st century.


 

PAWA protests to General Sani Abacha over the safety of Nigerian writers.

June 1995| PDF | 299kb

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PAWA deserves support

December 1994 | PDF | 709kb

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PAWA deserves support – as stated in the Newsletter of the Network for the Defence of Independent Media in Africa (NDIMA).

Africa on the threshold of the 21st century

September 1994 | PDF | 480kb

Download -: Daily Graphic

Editorial on a 3-day international symposium themed: Africa on the threshold of the 21st century to commemorate the 85th birthday anniversary of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Winnie Mandela, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Culture, Science and Technology address the Accra Metropolitan Assembly

September 1994 | PDF | 379kb

Download -: Daily Graphic

Winnie Mandela arrives in Accra for PAWA Symposium

September 1994 | PDF | 481kb

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Winnie Mandela arrives in Accra for PAWA Symposium in connection with the 85th birthday anniversary of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

PAWA gets big recognition from the European Writers’ Congress

July 94 | PDF | 327kb

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The 13th Congress of European Writers’ Congress in Norway

June 1994 | PDF | 281kb

Download -: The Ghanaian Democrat

Secretary-General of PAWA invited to participate in the 13th Congress of the European Writers’ Congress in Norway.

PAWA headquarters granted diplomatic status

December 1992 | PDF | 189kb

Download -: The Ghanaian Times

Government of Ghana grants PAWA headquarters diplomatic status in Accra.

Baboucarr Sarr & Badara Joof represented Gambian Writers In Accra

May 1990 | PDF | 483kb

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A report by Gambian writers who attended a congress on Pan-African writers in Accra.