The 2019 Accra International Book Festival (Accra Book Fest) which was launched on August 10, is set to bring together writers of African descent from all over the world to take part in conversations, debates, workshops, and performances to share their experiences about the dream of our forbearers.
The theme for the 2019 Accra Book Fest is: “Dream, A Talk With The Afro-World.” where participants will be opportuned to explore the dreams of the black diaspora about the continent.
The event which will kick off from October 24-26, 2019 promises an unforgettable experience in Ghana’s capital, and will feature creative and interactive conversations with the world’s finest writers and thinkers.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade that robbed Africa of its human resources. The unconscionable trade was the beginning of the division, now visible, between Africans and other Black Africans living outside the continent.
In order to bridge this divide, the concept, Pan-Africanism, was coined to push forward a united front among Africans.
The event will unpack this challenge and explore ways to creatively further co-operation with Africans in the diaspora.
Pan-African activist, Marcus Mosiah Garvey noted, “Pan-Africanism sees those of African black heritage as one people, part of a global African community and calls for a politically and economically united Africa…”
To further consolidate this mindset, the Government of Ghana has declared the year 2019 as “The Year Of Return.”