Celebrate with us as the author reads from her book and answers your questions! Joining Elizabeth at the virtual fireside will be Anna Aidoo, a women’s advocate at the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of Ontario and the founder of Endless Possibilities, a non-profit organization supporting women and girls. 
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Maame is a collection of linked stories set in a small  community in Ghana. For girls and young women living in the village, there exists a short window between childhood and adulthood in which they must learn to navigate a stringent code of conduct if they are to succeed. But what is success? What makes a good mother? What happens when they have eventually had enough?

Allua (Elizabeth) Vaah hails from Bakanta, a village on the western coast of Ghana. She was the first in her family to attend high school, and one of the first few girls in her village to go to university. Maame is her first work of fiction. Allua is an advocate for better maternal health through her foundation, the Vaah Junior Foundation, and a strong advocate for girl’s education, always using her own life story as an example. She works as a risk manager in a major bank and lives in Greater Toronto.


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