In a bid to show case the activities of the Nigerian literary confraternity, the Association of Nigerian Authors has signed a contract with Box Office Nigeria Limited to produce a documentary about the performance of the association.
President, ANA, Malam Abduallahi Denja, stated this in his welcome address delivered during the signing of the contract.
“It is a project that is dear to our hearts in the sense that it is an idea that has been on the mind of the association in the past 38 years.
“Since the establishment of the association, there has been a lot of achievements; some have been documented like in newspapers and other media while others are not documented.
“The reason for this project is to document activities, history, prospect and impact of the association in the society in a format that can be used to educate the general public.
“Undocumented contributions, sacrifices and achievements by members of ANA to the societies could easily be dismissed; so we want to have something to remind the society.
“We are able to contract Box Office Nigeria Limited; they are group of young people ready to do the work; we feel they have the capability to do the job.
“I call on ANA members across the country to accord the producer and his technical crew the maximum cooperation to achieve an excellent production.
“We have started gathering materials for the project; we have got some from the president of ANA; we shall deliver a good job.” He said
According to the PAWA representative at the event, Joy Ikoroje, who acknowledged that the said the documentary was Denja’s idea to show the importance of ANA to the world.
“People don’t want to contribute to ANA because it is not well known; but with this documentary, people will be aware of the association and it will grow from strength to strength.” She said
The event was graced by many literary enthusiasts including the legal adviser to ANA, Isaac Ogezie; the producer of the documentary, Bem Pever; and Mark Auta, the cinema photographer, attended the occasion.
Others were Malam Dauda Abubakar, the Chairman of Book Sellers’ Bookshop; and three ANA members: Malam Bayero Allahnana, Salamatu Ibrahim and Ify Chimeziem.

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