Returned Exile is the first full-length biography of George James Christian, originally from Dominica, who qualified as a barrister-at-law in London and was a participant in the first pan-African conference. He migrated to the Gold Coast in 1902, shortly after which he established a legal practice that successfully served a wide range of clients. His correspondence with his friend, the renowned Dr James Kwegyir Aggrey, during the establishment of Achimota College, provides fresh data on this important Ghanaian institution. The book, written by Margaret D Rouse-Jones and Estelle M. Appiah, also sheds light on Christian's practice as a lawyer and his service in the Legislative Council from 1930-1940. It provides an account of his role as honorary consul for Liberia, his involvement as a Freemason, businessman and philanthropist and as a doyen of the West Indian community in the Gold Coast. Free
Tjaša Rener studied painting at Academy of Fine Arts and Design of Ljubljana. She launched her project 'A story from Africa' on Kickstarter, in 2013. This time, she presents her latest works which are reflections of life in Ghana and how our lives are affected by technology. At the launch on Wednesday 17 May, a live blues band will be playing at 6:30pm. Free.
An all day workshop lead by the Creative Writing Academy, writers are encouraged to bring their own portfolio. Participants will be given time to write, with their work to be shared among the class for a back and forth writer's craft session. Ghanaian authors, Kofi Akpabli and Nana Awere Damoah will be there. 95GHC. The day includes lunch. Contact either by email: email@example.com or whatsapp: 050 208 5274 to register. The venue is Winipak House, close to Accra Girls' SHS, 16 Old Achimota Road, Roman Ridge.
An enjoyable and healthy start to your weekend, with a bird walk in the tranquil Legon Botanical Gardens. Home to many overlooked species of birds, the gardens provide a haven for nesting and migrating birds in Ghana. For more information on future events or to join the bird watching society, contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org Organised by BirdLife International. Free
Accra's much-loved spoken word platform, the Talk Party events are not to be missed. With top poets performing and a welcoming atmosphere for newbies, it is an ideal opportunity to get started or be inspired by poetry. This Sunday's Talk Party features Hondred Percent as the night's guest artist. He will perform tracks from his new album and discuss how he made it. 10 GHC
A 2014 documentary directed by Hajooj Kuka, Beats of the Antonov is an eye-opening account of life in South Sudan for the inhabitants of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions. Civil war still rages and Kuka has followed farmers, herders and rebels of this area since 2012, capturing their culture, their struggle for survival and how they cope with grief. A very real and sometimes shocking documentary worth watching.