On Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, the 2nd edition of ‘Ghana Reads!’ will be held to commemorate the 2019 International Reading Day.
The event, a Festival of Reading, shall be held at the AMA New Complex—Accra City Hall from 10:00 am and is designed to encourage reading among Ghanaians, especially children. It is set to have societal icons and leaders to read with children and among such people include the daughter of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Samia Nkrumah.
Also joining the reading spree is the musician, author and host of the overwhelmingly patronised
This edition of ‘Ghana Reads!’ organised by Ghana Reads Initiative and e-Ananse Libraries is under the theme “To inform the Blackman, put it in a book”and slogan, ‘Making Reading Fun, Making Reading Our Culture; Ghana, Let’s Read!’.
‘Ghana Reads!’ is a community based reading campaign geared at encouraging Ghanaians, especially children & youth, to love reading fiction literature; promoting the reading of Ghanaian fiction literature; bridging the gap between readers and authors/publishers and teaching the skills & importance of reading. It is designed to involve every individual or institution in Ghana and beyond. By this, individuals and institutions are encouraged to be part of the project by attending the event and also by purchasing selected Fiction Literature by a Ghanaian author for libraries in Chorkor, Jamestown, Osu, Kawukudi and K
According to the organisers, other personalities to be hosted for the day would include renowned musicians, actors, authors, political and societal leaders, sportsmen, journalists, radio/tv presenters asHon. Abl
One of the distinctive feature of this edition of ‘Ghana Reads!’ is that it would feature a conversation on how to make reading a cultural practice in Ghana. It would also explore different reading forms such as Read Aloud, Dramatic Reading, Read & Play, Read & Colour, Voices & Acts, Read Chain among others and host Books Exhibition and Sales, Reading clinics/workshops and Reading Competitions. Another
The Mayor of Accra (Hon. Mohammed AdjeiSowah) would be the Chairman and the former 2ndLady of the Republic of Ghana (Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur),
Supporters of this year’s project include Office of the Accra Mayor, Adwinsa Publications (Gh) Ltd, Proimasidor (Yumvita), Kiddie Esports (Read To Play), Writers Project of Ghana, Values For Life-Gh, The Zongo Girls’ Rise Project, Achievers Ghana, Citi Tv/Fm, Tv Africa, Insight Newspaper, Class Fm, GBC News, Pan African Tv, Graphic Showbiz, Radio Univers, Daily Graphic, Wosornu Foundation, Play House.kom, New Publisher Newspaper, Eden Designs,
For more engagement or to buy copies of the selected book (NII NOI THE SANITATION OFFICER) for the project, individuals and institutions can contact +233 571 174 908 or +233 244 174 908.