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UNESCO to read with Accra at Akra Book Party 2024

Akra Book Party, a special literary product by Read Ghana Read Consult to celebrate the book ecosystem and its relevance in national development, on Unesco World Book day is scheduled to happen at the Mamprobi Gale Community Library on Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 from 10:00 am.

As part part of the event, UNESCO office in Ghana is scheduled to read with participants under a session dubbed “UNESCO reads with Akra”. This segment shall give a platform to a representative from UNESCO office to read a selected book and then climax with a chat session on the theme of the book.

Akra Book Party which is a mini book festival shall also host other interesting activities including dramatic reading in Ga, read and play video games, read and bounce, inter-schools puzzle contest, author-reader connect, read aloud with icons, blast a balloon and read, the reading carnival among others.

There will also be a “Bookdate with Amandzeba”. This session shall host the legendary Ghanaian musician in a read and converse with participants moment, and will also feature some rendition of music from the legend as interlude.

Other activities to be witnessed on the day will be “a book-art experience with Dede Padiki (of GWR Pent-a-thon fame)”, a book reading session with Selma Alhassan (ace Ghanaian broadcast journalist an audio book Conversation with Ama Dadson and author) and books exhibition.

Akra Book Party 2024
Akra Book Party 2024

The Special Guest of Honour for the event will be the former mayor of Accra and current member of parliament for the Ablekuma South Constituency (which hosts the event), Hon. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.

Unlike other events, the maiden Akra Book Party prefers a literary conversation as its opening ceremony and shall feature book personalities/stakeholders to lead participants in analyzing the topic “Is the book industry rightly positioned to contribute to the creative economy?”.

Panellists selected for the session are Carl Ampah (National Programme Officer, UNESCO Ghana ), Joseph Baffuour Gyenfi (Executive Director, CopyGhana), Ama Dadson
(CEO, AkooBooks Audio Ltd), Emmanuel Nyarko
(MD, Town & Country Books) and Obaa Panyin Demay
(Nyamedze Onna).

Akra Book Party 2024 is expected to host over 500 participants and is made possible by Read Ghana Read Consult, Osu Children’s Library Fund, Town & Country Books Services, Yumvita Ghana and the Ghana National Association of Private Schools.Participation is free.

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