Poetry Time at Goethe Abansuro with Ama Asantewa Diaka, Tanatsei Gambura and Henneh Kyereh Kwaku
For the second event of Poetry Time at Goethe-Abansuro, Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana present a reading with Ghanaian poets Ama Asantewa Diaka and Henneh Kyereh Kwaku, and Zimbabwean poet Tanatsei Gambura. The reading will be held at the Goethe Institut on Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 7 PM.
Ama Asantewa Diaka is a poet, writer and visual artist. Her work, both on the page and on stage, engages issues of feminism, inequality, ecosystems and mental health in her community. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the author of the chapbook You Too Will Know Me and Woman Eat Me Whole, forthcoming from Eccobooks. She is the founder of Tampered Press, Yobbings and Black Girls Glow.
Tanatsei Gambura is a poet, intermedia artist, and cultural practitioner working transnationally. She draws from personal experience, exploring the aftermath of trauma and possibilities of healing. Tanatsei is the runner-up to the inaugural Amsterdam Open Book Prize (2020), a Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets Prize longlistee (2020), and a recipient of the Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) and Savannah Center for Contemporary Art (SCCA) Writing Residency (2021). Her poems have appeared in Prufrock Magazine, the London Reader, New Coin Poetry Journal, and Poetry London among others. She is an alumnus of the British Council residency, These Images are Stories, the inaugural Obsidian Foundation Writer's Retreat, and the Writerz & Scribez Griot's Well residency.
Henneh Kyereh Kwaku is a poet and writer. He is the author of Revolution of the Scavengers, selected by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani for the APBF New Generation African Poets Chapbook Series. His poems and essays have appeared/forthcoming in Lolwe, Agbowó, Tupelo Quarterly, Tampered Press, Poetry Society of America, Praxis Magazine, IceFloe Press, Random Photo Journal, Lunaris Review, CGWS, New South Journal, Lolwe, Samira Bawumia Literary Prize Winners Anthology and Olongo Africa. He is from Gonasua in the Bono Region of Ghana. You can find him on Twitter/IG: @kwaku_kyereh.
Do join us for this reading and discussion via any of the means provided below. You are welcome to attend in person.
Date: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8.00 PM
Online: IG (@writersPG) / FB (Writers Project of Ghana) / Youtube (@WPGTV)
Zoom: Meeting-ID: 821 6274 4952; Passcode: kMi9Fd
Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.