Saturday, April 30, 2011

Farida Bedwei: Definition of a Miracle

Born in Nigeria and growing up in Grenada and the U.K., Farida Bedwei moved to Ghana with her family in the late 1980s.  Developing cerebral palsy as an infant, she has achieved to become a top software engineer in Ghana, and now an author.

Her first book is a novel, Definition of a Miracle.  Precocious girl-child Zaara, on her family's move from England to Ghana, has to deal with life in a society where her cerebral palsy is not understood.

I went to a reading Farida gave at the end of February at the Goethe Institute in Accra, a frequent sponsor of arts-focused events.  The evening was hosted by Ghana-based writer Nana Nyarko Boateng, whose Writers Project of Ghana is promoting creative writing and authors in and around Accra.

I offered to shoot some photos of the event, and here are a few of the results.

Nana introduces Farida.

Farida reading.

A smile for a successful event.

You can buy her book on Amazon.

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