Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro with Obari Gomba

Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana present a new monthly reading series dedicated to poetry at "Goethe Abansuro". The first event features Nigerian writer, poet and academic Obari Gomba (PhD), along with Ghanaian poets Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Edzordzi Agbozo (PhD). The reading will be held at the Goethe-Institut in Cantonments on Wednesday, 21st April 2021 at 7 PM. Guests are invited to be there in person (safety protocols observed). The event will also be streamed live on Instagram (@writersPG), Facebook and YouTube, and can be joined via Zoom video conferencing.

Obari Gomba is an Honorary Fellow in Writing of the University of Iowa (USA). He teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. His works include Guerrilla Post (Winner of ANA Drama Prize 2018/Shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018), For Every Homeland (Winner of ANA Poetry Prize 2017/Shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2017), Thunder Protocol (Winner of ANA Poetry Prize 2016), Length of Eyes (Shortlisted for ANA Poetry Prize in 2013 /Shortlisted for the Nigeria Prize for Literature 2013), and Pearls of the Mangrove (adopted as a 'Book of the Festival' for the 2011 Garden City Literary Festival and the 2019 Calabar Poetry Festival). He is a recipient of Rivers ANA Distinguished Writer Award, and Kangaroo Poetry Festival Poet of 2018. He is also a two-time winner of both the Best Literary Artiste Award and the First Prize for Drama of the English Association of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Obari Gomba also curated an anthology featuring 35 writers from 33 countries, entitled A Piece of Daily Life, for the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa (USA) in 2016.

Obari will be joined in readings and conversation by Ghanaian poets Nii Ayikwei Parkes and Edzordzi Agbozo.

Do join us for this reading and discussion via any of the means provided below. You can also come by in-person.

Date: Wednesday, 21st April, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM

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

Zoom: Meeting-ID: 876 1785 6806 ; Passcode: mv5QU6

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

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