4th Accra International Book Festival opens in October 2021

The Fourth Edition of the Accra International Book Festival is set to take place from October 28 to October 30, 2021.

The Afro-Book Festival is expected to bring together local and international writers, scientists, politicians, musicians, poets, and artists to discuss topical issues of interest to the global audience.

The full programme and event details will not be announced until the end of August 2021, the Accra International Book Festival has said in a statement Wednesday.

According to the Afro-Book Festival, this year’s event will range from online author talks, workshops, and readings to some in-person events, albeit socially distanced, audiences.

“The prevailing situation in Ghana and the world in terms of the havoc being wrecked by the Covid-19 is not lost on us as an organisation. We will insist on the observance of the Covid-19 protocols at all our events,” the statement said.

While last year proved challenging for many book festivals worldwide, it also opened up some exciting opportunities for others.

The Accra International Book Festival said it learned some useful lessons last year, and it will build on the knowledge to produce quality programming this year.

Founded in 2009, the Accra International Book Festival began on the University of Ghana campus and expanded its events in 2018.

It has developed to provide an unparalleled platform for both local and international creatives every year.

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