One of Africa’s most distinguished writers and the first African to be honoured with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, as well as the author of 50 seminal books, Professor Wole Soyinka, will deliver the first-anniversary lecture of the Council on Foreign Relations- Ghana on Wednesday, March 18 2020, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The lecture which will be the fifth in the Distinguished Guest Lecture Series of the Council is on the topic: AFRO-PESSIMISM AGAINST HORIZONS OF ABURI OPTIMISM.
The Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana which was officially inaugurated on February 26, last year by President Akufo-Addo, is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental think tank that focuses on international affairs and foreign policy issues.
Previous Speakers on the Distinguished Guest Lecture Platform include British politician, academic, diplomat and international public official – Baroness Valerie Amos, Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas who is Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the 73rd President of the UN General Assembly, and His Excellency Jyrki Katainen- former Vice-President of the EU Commission responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
Whilst in Ghana, Prof. Soyinka will be a Special Guest at a literary event co-hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations-Ghana to celebrate the 80th birthday of another distinguished African writer, Ama Atta Aidoo at the British Council at on March 19, 2020.