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us: Awoonor, Kofi, 1935-2013

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  • Variants

    • us: Awoonor-Williams, George, 1935-2013
    • us: Williams, George Awoonor-, 1935-2013
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        Wheta (Ghana)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Nairobi (Kenya)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ghana
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Ghana
        • Organization: (naf) GhanaFilms
        • Organization: (naf) State University of New York at Stony Brook
        • Organization: (naf) University of Texas at Austin
        • Organization: (naf) University of Cape Coast
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    • Occupation

          (lcsh) Poets
            (lcsh) Novelists
              (lcsh) Ambassadors
          • Sources

            • found: His Rediscovery, and other poems, c1964.
            • found: His Ghana, 1990: t.p. (Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor)
            • found: Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 23, 2013 (Kofi Awoonor; b. Mar. 13, 1935, Wheta, Gold Coast [now Ghana]; d. Sept. 21, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya; Ghanaian poet and author whose work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization; started writing under the name George Awoonor-Williams)
            • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed December 6, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Awoonor, Kofi; George Awoonor-Williams; poet, fiction writer; born 1935 in Wheta, Ghana; BA degree in English, University of Ghana at Legon (1960); PhD degree in comparative literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1972); was a managing editor of the Ghana Film Corporation; taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Cape Coast (1975); his opposition to the military government led to his arrest and imprisonment; he was pardoned and released (1976); was Ghana's ambassador to the United Nations in the early 1990s; established himself as one of the most significant contemporary African writers, primarily through his poetry; died in 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya)
          • LC Classification

            • PR9379.9.A9
          • Change Notes

            • 1980-07-17: new
            • 2015-04-18: revised
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