The 2022 edition of PaGya Literary Festival organized by Writers Project Ghana opened Friday October 14 at three venues – Goethe-Institut, Foundation for Contemporary Art and The Netherlands Embassy – in Accra.

Readings, panel discussions, performances, book launches, sales, literary prize awards and events characterized the festival which engages all literary forms such as fiction, poetry, spoken word, comic / graphic novels and creative non-fiction such as travel writing and literary blogging.

Writers, poets, literary performers, academics, editors, illustrators, librarians, literary agents, bloggers and many other literary practitioners from various parts of the world found a welcoming space to showcase their works and fraternize during the festival.

PaGya 2022 welcomed a wide array of guests, including Kwaw Ansah, Molara Wood, Dr Ọbádélé Bakari Kambon, Dr Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Philippe Sands, Vamba Sherif, Prof. Ato Quayson, Dr Eghosa Imasuen, Efe Paul Azino, Dr Wale Okediran, Kwaku-Sakyi-Addo, Amandzeba Nat Brew and Ryan Van Winkle.

Others were Michelle Alipao Chikaonda, Agur Schiff, Mohammed Ahmed Polo, Alba Kunadu S. Amoo-Gottfried, Dr Asangba Reginald Taluah, Ama Asantewa Diaka, Aseye Tamakloe, Empi Baryeh, Ivor Agyeman-Duah and Katleho Kano Shoro.

Over the years, the festival has grown to include art talks, art and literary exhibitions, film screenings and many more. The festival also offers booksellers, publishers and independent authors the opportunity to showcase and sell their books.

Goethe-Institut Ghana, Embassy of The Netherlands, Foundation for Contemporary Art, Delegation of the European Union, Anglogold Ashanti and DAkpabli Publishers sponsored the festival which was organized by the Writers Project of Ghana.

The annual festival ended Sunday, October 16, 2022.


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