Award-winning poet, Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey, will on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, perform some of her great works at the Geothe-Institut in Accra.
Also a literary critic, gender activist and versatile creative, her poems embrace a prosaic style alongside sharp, vivid and vibrant imagery which have captivated audiences in Ghana and beyond.
Currently, a senior producer at Citi FM/Citi TV in Accra, Ashong-Abbey’s performances are varied and animated. She injects life into her poems with classical Afro-pop, Reggae and Rock music, thereby creating a conducive atmosphere for patrons to sit back and absorb her works.
Educated at the University of Ghana, Legon, she chooses to read or recite her pieces on stage rather than delivering them off memory. As a literary scholar, she has been monitoring and teaching young Ghanaians with a focus on literature, reading, social issues, gender and career guidance.
Her performance forms part of the monthly acoustic sessions dubbed ‘Goethe Abansoro,’ which offers poets and spoken word artists and their audience a cosy atmosphere on a decorated terrace to interact while enjoying music, poetry or both.
Goethe-Institut, Ghana, is supporting the performance.