Kofi Awoonor

Professor Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana’s most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, politics and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. He was a stateman (Minister of State, Chairman of the Council of State) a diplomat (Ambassador to Brazil, Cuba, United Nations) and a professor of comparative literature at numerous universities in Ghana and the United States. He authored several volumes of poetry, including Night of My Blood; Ride Me Memory; The House By The Sea; The Latin American and Caribbean Notebook; and Until The Morning After.