Writer for June - Mawuli Adjei

Writer for June - Mawuli Adjei

Writers Project of Ghana proudly presents as writer for the month of June, poet, novelist, and academic, Dr. Mawuli Adjei.

Mawuli Adjei is a British Chevening Fellow who has taught English in Nigeria, Libya and Ghana. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon, where he teaches African Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Popular Literature, Practice in Criticism, Creative Writing, and other courses.

Writing under the pen name Mawuli Adzei, Dr. Adjei’s creative career started in Keta Secondary School. He won the Southern Volta Poetry Competition for secondary schools under the auspices of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) for FESTAC '77. In 1996, his collection of poetry, Testament of the Seasons, received the Valco Fund Literary Award for Meritorious Writing (Unpublished Poetry Category). Some of his poems have since appeared in The Mirror, The Daily Graphic, and on radio (Citi FM, Accra). Mawuli’s poems have been read at various poetry readings and recitals, including at events at the University of Ghana, University of Lome, Togo, the Nubuke Foundation Literary Night series and the Splendours of Dawn World Poetry Day workshop (2011).

Mawuli has also served as a resource person for the Writers Project Ghana, Mbaasem Foundation, and Splendours of Dawn.

Mawuli has three publications to his credit: the novels The Jewel of Kabibi (Infinity Publications, in press), Taboo (Kwadwoan Publishers, 2012) and the poetry collection Testament of the Seasons (ERASKA Print). He is currently working on a third novel, Unchained.

Do make time to join us for this interactive session with Mawuli Adzei. Autographed copies of Taboo will be on sale.

Date: Wednesday, 26th June, 2013. Time 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Location: Goethe-Institut Accra, 30 Kakramadu Road, (next to NAFTI), Cantonments, Accra. Admission is free.