Pan-African Writers
Association(PAWA)
About us

Pan-African Writers
Association (PAWA)

The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA), founded in November 1989, is a Ghana-based cultural institution “born in the larger crucible of Pan Africanism. It is an umbrella body of writers’ associations on the African continent and the Diaspora.

Mission: to strengthen the cultural and economic bonds between the people on the African continent against the background of the continent’s acknowledged diverse but rich cultural, political and economic heritage.

Biography of our General Secretary

Dr. Wale Okediran

Dr. Wale Okediran served as a Member of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007,contributing to advocacy, regional dialogue and policy development, leading to improvements in health across Africa. He has consulted for several international and local development agencies such as Constella Futures International USA, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, USIS, UNAIDS, NPHCDA, NACA, UNICEF, Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, andAction Aid.

Upcoming Events

News & Press Releases

PAWA SIGNS AN AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TRANSLATION BUREAU

In line with one of its objectives which is to enhance cross-cultural understanding and communication among various African Cultures, the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA), today , Saturday ,September 11, 2021…

September 11, 2021
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CHANGE OF NAME FROM THE ATUKWEI OKAI AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY TO THE PAWA AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY

THE PAWA AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY CHANGE OF NAME The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) wishes to announce the change of name of its Poetry Prize from The Atukwei Okai…

August 11, 2021
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THE ATUKWEI OKAI AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ENTRIES The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) hereby announces The Atukwei Okai African Prize for Poetry in honor of its pioneer Secretary General, Prof Atukwei Okai…

July 28, 2021
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