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Labone Dialogues

'Labone Dialogues' by NYU Accra is a community initiative created to facilitate key discussions on politics, culture, business, environment, education – and more. The series convenes prominent experts of various perspectives to discuss captivating matters in front of students and the general public at NYU Accra. Our events and workshops also brings together scholars to engage in production of knowledge and access to information that benefit the city of Accra, Ghana as a nation, and the entire West African community. Events are free and open to the public. All events unless otherwise noted are held at the NYU Accra gardens.

Building Us Up: A masterclass with Jennifer Makumbi

Jennifer Makumbi

Building Us Up is a masterclass with Jennifer Makumbi. Jennifer is a is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. Her doctoral novel, The Kintu Saga, was shortlisted and won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013. It was published by Kwani Trust in 2014 under the title Kintu. Her short story collection, "Manchester Happened", was published in 2019.

Our Stories: From Yesterday till Tomorrow

Ayesha Harruna

NYU Accra hosts Ayesha Harruna Attah, the 2014 AIR Award laurete, author and NYU alumna.

NYU Accra Gardens
February 24, 2022
5:00 pm

Forgotten Heroines & Tomorrow's Sheroes

Maaza Mengiste

NYU Accra hosts Maaza Mengiste, a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the novel, The Shadow King, a book shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and was a 2020 LA Times Book Prize Fiction finalist.

NYU Accra Gardens
December 9,  2021
5:00 pm
RSVP: nyu.accra@nyu.edu

Writing the Unseen with Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Poster of 'Writing The Unseen'

As part of the Larabanga Initiatives, NYU Accra will host a Nigerian creative writer and journalist, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.

NYU Accra Gardens
October 14, 2021
RSVP: nyu.accra@nyu.edu


Teaching STEM in under-resourced Communities In Ghana

Teaching STEM Flyer

Getting kids from poorer schools to delve into science and technology can be a challenge. In collaboration with  Basics International, NYU Accra organizes a panel discussion to explore how best to get our future leaders stimulated.

NYU Accra Gardens
July 22, 2021
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Arts and Activism: In Conversation with Wanlov the Kubolor

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Wanlov the Kubolor

NYU Accra hosts Wanlov the Kubolor. His aartistry gives many people joy. Yet rather than rest on his laurels as a brilliant creative, Wanlove continues to use his art to push for change across Africa.

NYU Accra Gardens
March 6, 2021
5:00pm to 7:30pm

A Celebration of Ama Ata Aidoo: Eight Decades of Excellence

Headshot of Professor Ama Ata Aidoo

Professor Ama Ata Aidoo

NYU Accra is thrilled to host the great author, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, for a conversation about her life and works throughout the decades.

The Gardens at NYU Accra
October 15, 2020
5:00pm to 7:30pm

Archives and Local Production of Knowledge: The Kofi Ghanaba Archives

Headshot of Professor Awam Amkpa

Professor Awam Amkpa

This public lecture, delivered by NYU Global Professor Awam Amkpa, is a celebration of the life and work of Ghanaian musician, Kofi Ghanaba.

The Gardens at NYU Accra
February 14, 2020
5:00pm to 7:30pm