Author for September -- Ladé Wosornu
In our final public reading in the 2017 series, Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute, Accra proudly present for the month of September, a reading with surgeon and poet, Professor Ladé Wosornu.
Ladé Wosornu, professor in surgery (retired), is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and a poet, essayist and columnist for The Ghanaian Times, writing on health and wellness issues. He has had a distinguished professional and academic career in surgery, practicing in Ghana, Zambia and Saudi Arabia. He is a a founding Fellow of the Ghana College of Surgeons and formerly a member of the National Council for Higher Education.
Professor Ladé Wosornu’s specialty training was in chest surgery. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals, reflecting his input to surgical research and practice. During the Second Gulf War, he played a key role in triage for mass casualties. His expertise in the field of quality management was recognized by the W.H.O. which invited him to assist Sierra Leone with their strategic plan for postgraduate medical education. He was the first African to win the coveted Brunton Memorial Prize. As a poet, he won the V.A.L.C.O. literary award. His most abiding poems are Desert Rivers and The Master Brewer.
Professor Ladé Wosornu attended both P.R.E.S.E.C. and St. Augustine’s College and is a graduate of Glasgow University with Honours. He has Fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Edinburgh & England.
He will be reading from his works, including the poetry collections Journey Without End and Other Poems and Celestial Bride and other Poems.
Join us as we host Professor Ladé Wosornu on September 27th for an informative and interactive reading. Copies of his books will be on sale.
Date: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017
Time: 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM
Venue: Goethe Institute, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra
Admittance is Free.