The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) has postponed its 6th Literary Awards programme previously scheduled for November 2022 in Accra.
In a press statement copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, the planning committee explained that the circumstances leading to the
postponement was necessitated by conditions beyond their control.
The awards which was under the theme “Honouring literary excellence” has been scheduled for January 21, 2023.
The Awards Planning Committee expressed their apologies to the shortlisted persons and the general public for the inconvenience caused by the postponement of the awards.
It would be recalled that two weeks ago, the GAW announced a list of shortlisted persons that would be awarded at the 6th Literary Awards.
The shortlisted persons would be in categories such as novel, spoken word, poetry, creative non-fiction, Ghanaian Language Experience Award,
Maths and Science special award, children’s story book award and youngest entrant award.
The shortlisted persons included Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, Empi Baryeh, Solomon Kuu-Ire, Doris Akosua Tay, Osman Abraham Lincoln, Apiokor Seyram Ashong-Abbey, Nana Fedua-Agyeman Jnr, Azaks Gandaah, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, and Victor Nana Odei Ofei.
They also included Ruby Yayra Goka, Mariska Araba Taylor-Darko, Vincent Anane Denteh, Richard D. Nimako, Kofi Adjei, Ebenezer Koomson, Godfred Edusei Derkyi, Michael Opoku Agyemang and Rachel Yram Perpetual Brain Tugbedzo
The statement further called on Africans to appreciate the works of African writers as part of the larger development of the African continent.
BY TIMES REPORTER