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GAW commemorates International Children’s Book Day
Friday, April 2, 2021.

The International Children’s Book Day presents us an occasion to promote reading and
love of books among young people. The day is also envisioned to highlight the
significance of books and to celebrate writers, particularly authors of children’s books.
This year’s event is marked under the theme, “The music of words.”

On this day, the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) applauds all its members,
especially, those who write in the children’s genre. GAW is mindful of your outstanding
reputation for excellence and extraordinary contribution to children’s literature towards
social and economic development of Ghana. Your efforts to document and reveal
wisdom in books through the use of language, the most powerful tool of development,
and to make them available to people from different walks of life are absolutely noble
and commendable.

GAW therefore, celebrates Ivy Austin, Naa Kwaale Dove, Kofi Anyidoho, Ruby Yayra
Goka, Raymond Tuvi, Anumnyam, Ohene Dankwah, Amy Owusua Asiedu, Prince Joe
Lartey Jr., Sam Frimpong-Manso, David Kwame Kwakye, Portia Dery, Michael Williams,
Samiha Sulleyman, and many others, and wishes them a continuous writing vocation.

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Francis Gbormittah
President, GAW

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