ACCRA, designated as UNESCO World Book Capital (UWBC) city for 2023, is about to witness a captivating literary event as New York University, Accra, prepares to host a thought-provoking literary symposium with the theme ‘Re-Claiming The Narrative,’ which promises to be a remarkable gathering of literary minds, which will celebrate the profound interplay between literature, culture and ideas. Scheduled to take place from October 19 through 23, 2023, the symposium will serve as a vibrant platform for literary enthusiasts and scholars to delve deep into the dynamic world of storytelling. Distinguished panel discussions will explore a wide array of literary topics, from the evolution of narratives to the societal impact of literature. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive discussions, fostering a rich exchange of ideas.
Some of the prominent figures expected to grace the event as panelists include an acclaimed author known for her compelling narratives, Aminatta Forna, a literary voice known for exploring diverse cultural perspectives, Leye Adenle, an influential writer and poet celebrated for his thought-provoking works, Chris Abani, an author renowned for her insightful exploration of African heritage, Ayesha Harruna Attah, a writer advocating for gender equality and social justice, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, a rising star in the literary world, celebrated for his unique storytelling, Rémy Ngamije, a thought leader known for her insightful commentary on social issues, Sisonke Msimang, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose words resonate with profound meaning, Gregory Pardlo.
The literary symposium is not only a celebration of the written word but also a platform to examine how culture and ideas shape our narratives. It promises to be an intellectually stimulating event, fostering a deeper appreciation of the power of literature in shaping our world. For more information and updates about the symposium, visit the official website of NYU Accra at www.nyu.edu/accra and Instagram handle @NYU_ACCRA