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wowa

“Our mission statement is to promote the advancement of writers’ worldwide. WoWA is the new world order of global writers’ determine to promote links between writers’ associations globally, to enhance their collective and individual literary capacities, productivity and interests, nationally and internationally” said Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe, Executive Director of WoWA. “WoWA’s vision is strengthen writers’ capacity in support of progress toward the internationally agreed sustainable development goals and the attainment of the AU Agenda 2063. The Association is open to partnership and look forward to be part of the consortium implementing the European Union Prize for Literature, in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Literacy Foundation (WLF). Our flagship project for 2020-22 is to present the Shakespeare Memorial Awards (SMA) annually to deserving authors on 23rd April every year” Said the award-winning author.

“As the UN recently marked its 75th year anniversary globally, and the AU has declared 2021 as the Year of the Arts, Culture and Heritage, we want to provide, support and facilitate funding seed money to national writers’ associations around the world to commemorate International Literacy Day and World Book Day respectively,” said Luyuyo Antomy Vumisa – Director of The Creative Industries, WoWA.
“The Association also defend the professional interests of its members in economic, legal and political contexts, their right to remuneration and compensation for their works, their relevance in cultural and social policy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the importance of lesser spoken and written languages.” He added.

About WoWA

The World Writers’ Association (WoWA) represents creative writers across the seven continents in the world. It was founded in 2020 by over 800+ global ambassadors from across the world, accepted into the World Literacy Foundation Ambassadors Program 2020, with the author Modou Lamin Age- Almusaf Sowe as its executive director.

The WoWA aims to provide funding seed money to national writers associations around the world, to commemorate world book day and world literacy day annually. It also annually publish the list of the world’s 7 most prolific writers from the 7 continents in the world, selected by a panel of six writers and critics, who had been asked to choose 7 English language writers that shaped our world through their writings. The association is a voluntary, non-profit-making, non-partisan, non-religious and non-segregationist global organization situated in South Africa.

Aims and Objectives

The Objectives of the association shall be to:

  1. Provide, support and facilitate funding seed money to national writers’ associations around the world to commemorate International Literacy Day and World Book Day respectively;
  2. Implement and promote programmes of the AU Agenda 2063 and the UN sustainable development goals;
  3. Promote links between writers’ associations to enhance their collective and individual literary capacities, productivity and interests, nationally and internationally;
  4. Establish high standards in writing, production and publication of texts from the seven continents in the world;
  5. Present the Shakespeare Memorial Awards (SMA) annually to deserving authors on 23rd April every year;
  6. Defend the professional interests of its members in economic, legal and political contexts, their right to remuneration and compensation for their works, their relevance in cultural and social policy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the importance of lesser spoken and written languages.
  7. To be part of the consortium implementing the European Union Prize for Literature, in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Literacy Foundation (WLF).
  8. To do all things that helps to promote the aims and objectives of the association.