The Poetry of Ephraim Amu (Ephraim Amu Memorial Lecture, #6)

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Lecture delivered by Professor L.A. Boadi in May, 2004.

Dr Amu has been known for his musical compositions and experimentations in musical styles, and a lot has been written about this aspect of his work. But, apart from cursory references made by Professor Nketia and Professor Agawu about him as a poet, there hasn’t been much discussion on his Akan lyrics from the point of view of literature. Professor Boadi examines three of Amu’s poems (in Twi) in detail in this paper.

The analysis of the form and depth of meaning in each of the lines and the words used make for very interesting reading.

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