NEWS & EVENTS
I am looking for interesting ways to promote my books, especially ALUTA, my new release. Send me an email if you have witty ideas to share. Pass my name and book on to organizers of festivals, conferences and library events. Watch out for notices from me, and do attend my events if you can. I love to promote Africa in my arts and conversations. And did I mention, I tell a good story and may even dance. I am looking forward to a fun time in this season of a new release.
Word On The Street, Harbourfront, Toronto
September 25, 2016, 2:15pm
Growing Up Is Hard to Do (Reading and Panel discussion)
@ The Great Books Marquee
with Susan G. Cole, host, and Heather Tucker, author.
Toronto launch of "Aluta"
October 1, 2016, 2pm
The Black and Caribbean Book Affair
@ The Book Garden and Parking Lot, 746 Bathurst Street,Toronto
The rest of the afternoon will feature other Black writers and their books.
In conversation with Jane van Koeverden for CBC Books: How I Wrote It
"Aluta, Adwoa Badoe's new young adult novel, follows the life of a young university student whose life is upended by a military coup in Ghana in 1981. Badoe was attending university in Ghana herself during this time, and draws upon her school memories in the vibrant country to paint her protagonist Charlotte's story.
Badoe, who now lives in Guelph, Ont., tells us about her impetus for writing about this period of tension and instability in Ghana. >>>