The steering committee of the Pan African Writers Association has called on all African writers to continue in the task of using their writing to forge unity among African nations, ABC News can report.
In celebration of the 25th International African Writers Day which is set aside to honour African Writers, the Association in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng applauded all African writers for their immense contribution to the development of the continent.
“Today November 7th is the 25th International African Writers’ Day, a day set aside by the African Union to salute and honour all African writers and writers of African descent. On this occasion, the Steering Committee of the Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) salutes all African writers and writers of African descent and urges them to continue the task of wielding literature as a weapon for Africa’s development. The day also marks the founding of PAWA on November 7, 1989.
“Today more than ever before, African writers must redouble their efforts to be in the forefront of the struggle for African unity and common purpose in addition to fighting for peace, enhanced and inclusive governance, human
rights, and social justice for Africans everywhere” the statement noted.
Read below the full statement from PAWA: