Ghananain writer, editor and curator, Mr. Nii Aryikwei Parkes and his French translator Ms. Sika Fakambi awarded the 2014 Prix Laure Bataillon in Paris
At the ceremony which took place at the Centre National du Livres, in Paris, Ghanaian writer, editor and curator, Mr. Nii Aryikwei Parkes and his French translator Ms. Sika Fakambi were awarded the 2014 Prix Laure Bataillon for his novel “Notre Quelques Part (Our Somewhere)” which Ms.Fakambi had translated into French.
Her Excellency Mrs. Svanikier, in her speech at the ceremony highlighted the pride Mr. Nii Ayikwei Parkes literary achievements brought to Ghana. She thanked him for representing and honouring his country and congratulated him for winning such a prestigious award. She gave thanks to Ms. Fakambi for her accomplished translation of the book which had made it accessible to the French reading public and to the organisers for inviting her and their support of Mr. Parkes.