Yaba Badoe is an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker and writer. In 2014 Yaba was nominated for the Distinguished Woman of African Cinema award. A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars is her debut YA novel.
Events at Word
The Witches of GambagaFriday 31 August 2:30 pm
The Witches of Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana.
Starry, Starry NightFriday 31 August 8:00 pm
John Campbell hosts the most electrifying, energising and eclectic evening of the festival, with seven local and international stars of the festival.
Yaba Badoe: Fire, Stars and WitchesSaturday 1 September 2:30 pm
Ghanaian-British film-maker and writer Yaba Badoe in conversation with Sionainn Byrnes.
The Freedom PapersSunday 2 September 1:00 pm
Yaba Badoe, Lloyd Jones, Juno Dawson, discuss what freedom means to them with Edinburgh International Book Festival Director Nick Barley