so, i've been in search of organizations that nurture and support african women writers. i came across the organization of women writers of africa, inc. (owwa). how thrilled i was to find this website! i soon learned though that owwa's last conference was held in 2004, and the website seems to be inactive. i've been in touch with celebrated writer, ama ata aidoo (one of owwa's founders) to inquire of the organization's status and future plans.
it would be a tremendous joy to be in the presence of like-spirited african women writers. i find that the more i seek community, the more i want to help create it. my greatest intention is to be the nurturing, supportive, spirit-filled community i seek.