Writers Project of Ghana

Agyeman Ossei


Agyeman Ossei is a lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Ghana, where he has been teaching since 1999. He is an expert in Aesthetics, Visual and Performing Arts and was educated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he obtained a B.A, M.F and PhD.

Agyeman Ossei’s cross-disciplinary practice attempts a linkage of the symbolic, semiotic and metaphysical in art. He dialogically relates painting, collage and sculpture as mediums of expanding Asante linguistic proverbial and philosophical ideas. His works celebrate cultural classics, literature, poetry, etc and memorializes them through carving, modeling, painting and dramaturgy.

He has translated and adapted literary works into theatre: notably “The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born” and “Osiris Rising” by the poet, novelist and scholar Ayi Kwei Armah.


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