African writers across the world will converge in Accra, Ghana, on Friday to celebrate life and works of late Nigerian renowned African writer and humanist, Prof Chinua Achebe.
With the theme, ‘Celebrating the life and works of Chinua Achebe: The Coming of Age of African Literature?’ the Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) is gathering the writers and scholars to examine in detail the contributions of the late literary icon to the development of literature in the continent, PAWA has said.
The conference, which began yesterday with the performance of a play by another of Nigeria’s renowned literary icon, Femi Osofisan, will run till Sunday.
Osofisan’s ‘The Discombubulation of a Rookie Patriot’, a stage adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s novel, A Man of The People was staged at the National Theatre in Accra.
The formal opening of the conference will hold on Friday at the Accra International Conference Centre and will be followed by an awards dinner