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Writer Moses Apiah Abaah honoured at launch of Volta Lake Anthology

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Moses Apiah Abaah has been recognized and honoured with a certificate at the just-ended third launch of the Ama Atta Aidoo Centre for Creative Writing’s regional anthology, “AFAJATO: Stories From Around the Volta Lake”.

Mr. Abaah contributed for the third time to the center’s regional anthology series and was the only author from Northern Ghana.

The Afajato anthology is a collection of short stories revolving around the Volta Lake regions, crafted by 15 unique authors, most of whom are new writers, while a few are seasoned authors.

These authors—Alberta Morty, Akorfa Dawson, Ursula M. Abanga, Aisha Nelson, Ruth Aryeh, Patience Millennium Hlorlewu, Benjamin Cyril Arthur, Ellen Diamond, Deborah Titus-Glover, Kristy Naa Adjeley Lomo, Serwa Gyedu-Nuako, Kwesi Woode, Jim Fara Awindor, Abaah Moses Apiah, and Kofi Dzogbewu—are now part of the esteemed Aidoo Centre alumni.

Speaking to the media during the launch, Mr. Abaah encouraged writers to write for the future generation.

“My story is trying to inspire and tell the young ones to appreciate our tradition and who we are. Aspiring writers, we always have the notion that we don’t get anything out of writing, but it is good to put something down to inspire the future.”

The Queen Mother of Adabraka Otuapai, Naa Kokor Aadzieoyi I, who officially launched the book, underscored the cultural significance of the anthology and its importance in representing the rich cultural heritage of the Volta region.

“I am glad to be at this all-important event. We must tell our own stories to guide and protect our prosperity. AFAJATO: Stories From Around the Volta Lake will serve as a reference as well as a guide in representing that region. To appreciate a community or a group, you must know their story and understand their culture. I hereby announce the Afajato book launched.”

Certificates were given to the authors for their immense contributions to the anthology.

Nana S. Achampong, Director of the Center, thanked the participants as well as the authors for their efforts in the successful launch of the book.

He called on readers in and out of the country to make the book their best read.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Accra|Ghana

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