Bureau of Ghana Languages to launch book containing Ghanaian language translations of Prof Wosornu’s poems

Bureau of Ghana languages is set to launch a book written by renowned Academic and poet Professor Lade Wosornu containing 11 Ghanaian translated renditions of some his poems.  The launch is scheduled to take place at this year’s Sanegbaa festival.

The poems which include Prof Wosornu’s popular poems as Desert Rivers and The Master Brewer and the recently WAEC selected Raider of the Treasure Trove have been translated into Ga, Dangme, Ewe, Nfantse, Ashanti Twi, Akuapem Twi, Dagaare, Dagbani, Nzema…and is the first of the Bureau of Ghana’s Languages’ Literary Legends’ Works Translation Project geared at translating literary works of great Ghanaian authors into as many Ghanaian languages as possible and also used as a means of promoting multilingualism.

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Sanegbaa is an annual Ghanaian Languages festival created by the Bureau of Ghana Languages to commemorate the UNESCO International Mother Language Day. With a successful history, the Bureau of Ghana Languages is prepared to present yet another outstanding festival this year.

Indeed, from gathered information, it is fit to mention that the 2020 Sanegbaa promises to be bigger and better than last year’s.

Like last year, the festival is again designed, to begin with, a screening of films well produced in the Ghanaian languages. This will be followed up with a Master class by the ace actor and Chairman of Ghana Film Authority, Mr David Dontoh, on the topic “Effective Use of Ghanaian Languages in Ghanaian movies”.

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Again, the festival will host the Music legend, Nat Amamdzeba Brew in a conversation on the use of Ghanaian languages in producing International standard music, host participants in different traditional games, folk tales, folk music, riddle & proverb contest, exhibition/sales of materials produced in the Ghanaian languages and workshops on how to write and read in the Ghanaian languages and end with a grand conversation on effective use of Ghanaian languages in journalism to prevent violence.

Performances for the day will include drama by the Obra Akan Drama group, poetry performances by different spoken word artistes, storytelling, puppetry, cultural dance performances among others. The venue for the festival remains the premises of the Bureau of Ghana Languages behind the 37 Military Hospital, Kawukudi, time, 10:30 am and date, Friday, 21 February 2020. Entry is free.

By:  universnewsroom

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