African Writers

Some celebrated writers.

Mrs. Adwoa Badoe

Born in Ghana, and trained as a physician, Adwoa Badoe is a Guelph based authorstoryteller, dance instructor and educator and community leader. Since immigrating to Canada with her husband and son in 1992, she has written over 15 children’s books; five of which can be found in the Guelph Public Library catalogue. She has also shared her stories at such events as the Toronto Story Telling Festival, the Montreal Story Telling Festival, the Eden Mills Writers Festival, the Milton Writers Festival, the International Children’s Festival of Mississauga, Hillside Festival, and many schools across Ontario. In addition to her work as an author and storyteller, Adwoa is also an active dance instructor, specializing in African dances. Since making Guelph her home, Adwoa has been involved in fundraising initiatives around the city. She has helped to raise funds for the Guelph Food Bank, the Save the Children Benefit, and the First United Church of Waterloo’s AIDS in Africa benefit. For her role in actively promoting her Ghanaian heritage, Adwoa has been honored with several awards: in 2005 she was awarded the Ghanaian Women’s Courage Award for her work in the Arts and in Literature; in 2006, she was awarded the Ghanian Canadian Achievement Award for Arts and Culture ; and in 2012, Adwoa was honored with the Ontario Newcomer Champion Award in Toronto, after being nominated by Mayor Karen Farbridge. This award aims to honor Ontarians who strive to make an active difference within their communities. As part of the nomination process Mayor Farbridge stated that: “Adwoa is a role model for newcomers trying to find their place in their new home. She brings to the fore a great lesson for all new Canadians that it is not necessary to leave the culture of one’s home country behind when settling in Canada

 

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Born in Ghana, and trained as a physician, Adwoa Badoe is a Guelph based authorstoryteller, dance instructor and educator and community leader. Since immigrating to Canada with her husband and son in 1992, she has written over 15 children’s books; five of which can be found in the Guelph Public Library catalogue. She has also shared her stories at such events as the Toronto Story Telling Festival, the Montreal Story Telling Festival, the Eden Mills Writers Festival, the Milton Writers Festival, the International Children’s Festival of Mississauga, Hillside Festival, and many schools across Ontario. In addition to her work as an author and storyteller, Adwoa is also an active dance instructor, specializing in African dances. Since making Guelph her home, Adwoa has been involved in fundraising initiatives around the city. She has helped to raise funds for the Guelph Food Bank, the Save the Children Benefit, and the First United Church of Waterloo’s AIDS in Africa benefit. For her role in actively promoting her Ghanaian heritage, Adwoa has been honored with several awards: in 2005 she was awarded the Ghanaian Women’s Courage Award for her work in the Arts and in Literature; in 2006, she was awarded the Ghanian Canadian Achievement Award for Arts and Culture ; and in 2012, Adwoa was honored with the Ontario Newcomer Champion Award in Toronto, after being nominated by Mayor Karen Farbridge. This award aims to honor Ontarians who strive to make an active difference within their communities. As part of the nomination process Mayor Farbridge stated that: “Adwoa is a role model for newcomers trying to find their place in their new home. She brings to the fore a great lesson for all new Canadians that it is not necessary to leave the culture of one’s home country behind when settling in Canada