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The Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) and New York University (NYU), in collaboration with the Ghana-based Mbaasem Foundation and the Spanish Fundación Mujeres por África (Women for Africa Foundation), will present Yari Yari Ntoaso: Continuing the Dialogue – An International Conference on Literature by Women of African Ancestry in Accra, Ghana, from May 16-19, 2013. This major conference will put writers, critics, and readers from across Africa, the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean in dialogue with each other.
So far, the 21st century has witnessed the creation or reestablishment of women’s and writers ‘organizations throughout Africa and its Diaspora. Often these organizations both support and are staffed by emerging writers or those whose writing has yet to receive international recognition. Yari Yari Ntoaso marks this moment and provides an opportunity for these organizations, as well as individual writers and scholars, to share information and to build…
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