GAW commends children’s book authors on Children’s Book Day

The Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) has applauded its members who write in the children’s genre, on the occasion of Children’s Book Day.

It said the association is mindful of the extraordinary contribution of children’s literature towards social and economic development of Ghana, adding that the day presents an occasion to promote reading and love of books among young people.

A statement signed by GAW president, Francis Gbormittah, said this year’s event is under the theme, “The music of words’.

“Your efforts to document and reveal wisdom in books through the use of language, the most powerful tool of development, and to make them available to people from different walks of life, are noble and commendable.

“The day is also envisioned to highlight the significance of books and to celebrate writers, particularly authors of children’s books” it said.

“GAW therefore, celebrates Ivy Austin, Naa Kwaale Dove, Kofi Anyidoho, Ruby Yayra
Goka, Raymond Tuvi, Anumnyam, Ohene Dankwah, Amy Owusua Asiedu, Prince Joe
Lartey Jr., Sam Frimpong-Manso, David Kwame Kwakye, Portia Dery, Michael Williams, Samiha Sulleyman, and many others, and wishes them a continuous writing vocation. Ayekoo!”

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