Nana Darkoa to speak at Yari Yari

Fellow Adventurers who live in Ghana, there is a wonderful writers symposium going on in Accra right now (and up to the 19th of May) organised by the Organisation of Women Writers of African Descent (OWWA) and our very own Mbaasem founded by the legendary Ama Ata Aidoo, and run by one of my fav people Kinna Likimani

On Saturday, 18th May I will be speaking on a panel about ‘Writing Sexuality’ alongside amazing writers and poets including Lola Shoneyin (I recently read and loved ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives), Samiya Bashir, Virginia Phiri  and Anita Cobbinah. Our panel will be moderated by Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe . Venue is College of Surgeons and Physicians which is near the Ridge Roundabout, and my session starts at 2pm.

If you’re a lover of words I will encourage you to drop everything you are doing now and head to #YariYari straightaway. Day 1 of the symposium was inspiring with the opening plenary keynote address made by the legendary Angela Davies.

Come find me and say hello if you come. It was lovely to meet Jamez Bondina yesterday.

See ya

P.S: Livestream available via

P.S.S: Thanks Ekuba for inspiring me to go find the recording of the panel discussion. For everyone else, here’s the video below

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4 comments On Nana Darkoa to speak at Yari Yari

  • Too cool, I had no idea Angela Davies was in Gh! Sounds like a wonderful program. All the fun things are happening in Gh now that I’m not there…

  • Very cool! I know someone who is there but I didn’t know you were.

  • watched it online & loved it. very engaging conversations about African women’s sexuality, the way people write about it & how society perceives it. was surprised when the south African woman who asked a question said she feels west Africans are more open about sex than southern Africans. I always thought it was the other way round lol. Kudos to Kuukua Y for good moderation-interesting questions & ending within time. Nana Darkoa I enjoyed listening to ‘miss me’ again (I had to go back and read it) & that high bun was cute 🙂

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