Yari Yari Ntoaso
The 3rd Yari Yari conference for The Organization of Women Writers of Africa takes place in Accra, 16-19 May 2013. Yari means “the future” in the Kuranko language of Zimbabwe, and Ntoaso means understanding and agreement in the Akan language of Ghana. Founded by Ama Ata Aidoo and Jayne Cortez, Yari Yari Ntoaso brings together women writers, scholars, organizers and filmmakers from Africa and its Diaspora.
The conference will consist of panels, readings, performances, a film series, and workshops, and will be a gathering devoted to the study, evaluation, and celebration of the creativity and diversity of women writers of African descent. The conference co-sponsors are the New York University Institute of African-American Affairs, the Mbassem Foundation (Ghana), and the NYU in Ghana program.
Women who have already confirmed their attendance include USA: Angela Davis and Sapphire, Caribbean : Nancy Morejon and Pearl Eintou Springer; UK: Margaret Busby and Dorothea Smartt; within Africa, Sokhna Benga and Fatou Keita SABLE LitMag is proud to be a partners of the Yari Yari conference and we will have regular updates to Yari Yari . For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org