Writers Project of Ghana

Author for October - Kofi Anyidoho

To conclude the 2015 reading series at the Goethe Institute, Writers Project of Ghana and the Goethe Institute present Kofi Anyidoho, Professor of Literature and distinguished poet at an evening of poetry readings and recitals.

Kofi Anyidoho was born in Wheta in the Volta Region and educated in Ghana and the USA. He has a B.A. Honours degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon, an M.A. in Folklore from Indiana University -- Bloomington, and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a professor of Literature at the Department of English, University of Ghana.

Among his notable works of poetry are the collections Elegy for the Revolution (Greenfield Review Press, 1978); A Harvest of Our Dreams (Woeli Publishing Services, 1985); Earthchild (Woeli Publishing Services, 1985); Ancestral Logic and Caribbean Blues (Africa World Press, 1992) Praise Song for the Land (Sub Saharan Publishers, 2002) and The Place We Call Home (Ayebia, 2011).

Kofi Anyidoho has also received several awards for his works in poetry, including the Davidson Nicol prize, the Langston Hughes award, and many others. He was named Ghana's poet for the year in 1984.

In 2010, Professor Kofi Anyidoho became the first occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana.

Click here for more information about Kofi Anyidoho's academic and literary profile.

Do not miss this great opportunity to meet and interact with Professor Kofi Anyidoho.

Date: Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

Time: 7.00 PM - 8.00 PM

Venue: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI), Cantonments, Accra.

Admittance is Free.

Sources for the biography above include Encyclopedia.com and Institute of African Studies web site

Photo credit: Institute of African Studies web site.

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