‘Homowo Ga Lalawiemoi’ held
● Some of the books unveiled at the launch
It was an exciting afternoon of poetry recitals in the Ga Language as poetry enthusiasts converged at the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA) House in Accra last week, to listen to some anthologies of Ga poetry dubbed “Homowo Ga Lalawiemoi”.
The “Homowo Ga Lalawiemoi”- to wit, a poetry recital recounting the Ga Homowo festival, chronicles the rich historic culture that existed in the Ga communities.
The 31-page book which was launched by the Write Ghana Initiative contains stimulating and interesting stories of the people of Ga and the celebration of Homowo festival marked every year to hoot-at-hunger in the month of August.
Written by 13 professional poets, the anthologies encompass captivating stories that could not be found on Google because they unravelled untold history and peculiar way of life of the Ga communities.
Funds were raised to help publish more copies of the anthologies to schools across the country.
Sensational Poet, Ewulu Nii Adjei Klu, author of “Kusuum Gboo”, to wit, tradition never dies, said it was important for school children to know the rich cultural values and norms of the Ga culture as a means of enlightenment.
In an interview with The Spectator, he said it was not fetish to stop entertainment activities during the ban on noise-making marked by the Ga traditional council, hence it was important for all to comply.
He commended the Write Ghana Initiative for organising such an uplifting programme to celebrate the rich history of Ga through poetry and promoting Ghanaian languages through literature.
By Nii Arday Ankrah