Ghanaian writers for Toni Morrison

Ghanaian writers celebrate Toni Morrison in Accra.

Toni Morrison was honoured by Ghanaian writers at the e-Ananse Public Library in Accra, Ghana on August 19, 2019.

On August 5, 2019, novelist, poet, and academic Toni Morrison, one of the planet’s most respected passed away. There was an outpouring of emotion for the writer who while having been born and bred in the United States was beloved by many across the world. This was especially evident with writers of African descent whose work she influenced in many different ways.

The author was honoured at an event at the e-Ananse Public Library in Accra, Ghana on Monday, August 19. The e-Ananse library, which opened this year, is a new concept for public libraries in Ghana with a focus on African heritage and identity, both in its design and its contents.

The writers who shared their inspiration on the literary ancestor recently passed were Kofi Akpabli, Nana Damoah, Bisi Adjapon, Mamle Wolo, and Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. Apart from discussing Toni Morrison’s work and its influence, they also read from their favourite passages of the books by the writer. The evening was moderated by Nii Ayikwei Parkes.

Here are more images from the event courtesy of the e-Ananse Public Library Facebook page.

Nii Ayikwei Parkes
Nii Ayikwei Parkes
All smiles for Toni Morrison
All smiles for Toni Morrison
Ghanaina writers honour Toni Morrison
Ghanaina writers honour Toni Morrison
Audience member at Toni Morrison`event
Audience member at Toni Morrison`event

 

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