Writers Project of Ghana, Blaxtarlines, and the Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, invite you to a reading and interaction session with Trevor Getz, professor of history and Chair of the Department of History, San Franscisco State University and director, Initiative for Public Humanities.
Trevor Getz is the author of the graphic novel, Abina and the Important Men (Oxford University Press, USA , 2011). Illustrated by Liz Clarke, this book is based on an 1876 court transcript of a wrongfully enslaved West African woman, Abina Mansah. Abina escaped to British-controlled territory and then took her former master to court. The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom, where Abina strives to convince a series of “important men” — a British judge, two Euro-African attorneys, a wealthy African country “gentleman”, and a jury of local leaders — that her rights matter.
Trevor Getz is the author of several academic publications, and is currently working on a two-volume world history for Oxford University Press, an edited volume on scholarly and popular approaches to the past for Ohio University Press, and a monograph on the intersection of slavery, parenthood, adulthood and marriage in nineteenth century Gold Coast (West Africa).
Trevor enjoys building models of RAF fighters, reading speculative fiction, and playing with trains.
You are cordially invited to join us at this special reading.
Date: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017
Time: 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM
Venue: Museum of Science And Technology, 2 Barnes Road, Adabraka, Accra.
Admittance is Free.