THE PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE "GALLERY" SECTION!
About the above video:
OWWA Executive Board Member & Yari Yari Ntoaso Rosamond S. King explains why OWWA was founded, what Yari Yari is, and why you should support us!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS AND DONORS! It's not too late to support OWWA & Yari Yari Ntoaso:
About Yari Yari Ntoaso:
Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue is a symposium of literature by women of African descent taking place in Accra, Ghana, May 16-19, 2013. This free gathering will put writers, critics, and readers from across Africa, the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean in dialogue with each other through readings, roundtables, screenings, and performances. YYN continues the dialogue of the first two Yari Yari conferences, which put hundreds of writers in dialogue with thousands of readers.
Why should you give?
Amazingly, more than 50 poets, writers, and scholars from 15 countries have agreed to attend and to raise their own travel costs. But those with less resources - often writers living in the Global South and those working outside of universities - are struggling to raise their travel funds. The monies raised on this website will help cover these writers' costs. Your gifts help ensure that Yari Yari Ntoaso will feature a wide range of voices. If there are remaining funds, they will pay for documentation and an improved website so those who can’t attend in person can stay updated online.
And if you need more reasons to give, just look at our thank-you gifts to your left!
A list of participants – as well as many photos and videos – can be found in our "gallery" on this site.
OWWA (The Organization of Women Writers of Africa) is a 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. OWWA was formed by Jayne Cortez (USA) and Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana) for the purpose of establishing links between professional African women writers. In recent years OWWA created, and organized, critical panels, readings, book celebrations, conversations with creative women, the presentation of literary awards, film/video screenings, and a literary literacy project connecting young students to literature and professional writers.
OWWA is deeply saddened by the loss of its President and Co-Founder, Jayne Cortez, the amazing poet, performer, and activist described by The New York Times as “one of the central figures of the Black Arts Movement.” We are committed to presenting the third Yari Yari as scheduled in Jayne’s honor.
Please give at whatever level you can. And please let others know via email, Facebook, and Twitter, about this campaign!