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Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

(Ghana, 1935 - 2013)
Biography
Kofi Awoonor was born George Awoonor-Williams in Wheta, Ghana, to Ewe parents. He was a poet, literary critic, professor of comparative literature and served as an ambassador for Ghana.
Awoonor earned a BA from University College of Ghana, an MA from University College, London, and a PhD in comparative literature from SUNY Stony Brook. He is the author of novels, plays, political essays, literary criticism, and several volumes of poetry, including Rediscovery and Other Poems (1964), Night of My Blood (1971), Ride Me, Memory (1973), The House by the Sea(1978), The Latin American and Caribbean Notebook (1992), and a volume of collected poems, Until the Morning After (1987).

To read more about Kofi Awonoor, please visit his page on the Poetry Foundation website.
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Poems by Kofi Awoonor on Poetry Foundation Ghana.


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