Otumfuo speaks at UK’s Houses of Parliament

Otumfuo speaks at UK’s Houses of Parliament

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been announced as the speaker at Africa’s democratic advances and development at the Attlee Pontius Suit of the British Houses of Parliament in London. 

The lecture would see over 200 dignitaries including British MPs, members of the House of Lords, the diplomatic corps, and academics.

The monarch would speak on the theme, Africa’s democratic path and the search for economic transformation.’

Former British minister, Lord Paul Boateng will give the introductory speech with Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka as the special guest of honour.

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The event would also see the launch of two literary masterpieces; May their shadows never shrink, written by Soyinka. The other, a collection of short stories sees many of Africa’s literary giants coming together for a five hundred page anthology.

Some of the writers include Ghana’s Ama Ata Aidoo, Taiye Selasi, Peggy Appiah, Martin Egblewogbe and Nigeria’s Ben Okri and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

The event is scheduled to come off on August 15, 2016, at the Attle Pontius Suit of the British Parliament in London.

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