Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro with Brian Gyamfi and Ato Kwamena Boxer

Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro with Brian Gyamfi and Ato Kwamena Boxer

This September, "Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro" will host poets Brian Gyamfi and Ato Kwamena Boxer. Brought to you by Goethe-Institut Ghana and Writers Project of Ghana, this poetry reading and discussion will take place on Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 at 7 PM GMT. The venue is the Goethe-Institut in Cantonments, Accra.

You are welcome to attend the event in person. All covid-19 protocols will be observed.

You may also join the event virtually by any of the means indicated below.

Brian Gyamfi is a Ghanaian-American poet from the Helen Zell Writers' Program. He is passionate about improving the discourse surrounding Pan-African ideology and the intersection of Black identity and collectiveness. Therefore, much of his work explores collective trauma, womanist pedagogy, and how the idea of truth is shaped by traditional norms, politics, and spirituality in pre-and post-colonial African history.

In 2018 Brian was named a Benjamin Gilman Scholar and a McNair Scholar in 2019. In 2021, he was named the winner of the UT 2020 UGS Student Writing Flag Award for his poem "Like Electricity Over the Makombo Village" and was the runner-up for the Gutow Poetry Prize for his poem "to Benin to Cape Verde to Côte D'Ivoire". He is currently a Rackham Merit Scholar at the University of Michigan.

Bernard Ato Kwamena (a.k.a Ato Kwamena Boxer) is a Ghanaian artist and poet who resides and works in Nsawam, Ghana. Bernard studied Agriculture at the University of Ghana, Legon. Using Ato Kwamena Boxer as his artist name, he explores more with colors on canvas by employing various everyday human lifestyles and activities in their various spaces to express his emotions and feelings.

To Ato, Art is the expression of every and anything beyond the limit of common and familiar. His life experiences and challenges end up being the driving force of what he executes with his paintings.

You are welcome to join us for this reading and discussion via any of the means provided below. You are also welcome to attend in person.

Date: Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)

Zoom: Meeting ID: 839 2744 4989 Passcode: 339444

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.