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us: Armah, Ayi Kwei, 1939-

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  • Variants

    • us: Ayi-Kwei-Armah, 1939-
    • us: Armah, George Aryee-Quaye, 1939-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1939
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Sekondi (Ghana)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ghana
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Prince of Wales College and School (Achimota, Ghana)
        • Organization: (naf) Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Massachusetts Amherst
        • Organization: (naf) National University of Lesotho
    • Gender

    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

    • Associated Language

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Novelists
          (lcsh) Translators
            (lcsh) Poets
              (lcsh) Essayists
          • Sources

            • found: Author's The beautyful ones are not yet born, 1968.
            • found: L'Age d'or n'est pas pour demain de Ayi Kwei Armah, c1985: cover (Ayi-Kwei-Armah)
            • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed November 17, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database (Armah, Ayi Kwei; George Aryee Quaye Armah; novelist, translator, poet, essayist; born 1939 in Sekondi Takoradi, Ghana; attended Prince of Wales College (now Achimota School) near Accra (1953-1958); worked as a news writer for Radio Ghana (1959); won a Carnegie Corporation scholarship to join Groton School in Massachusetts (1959); graduated with BA degree in sociology from Harvard (1963); left America for Algeria to work as a translator for the magazine Révolution Africaine (1963); employed as a script writer at Ghana Television (1964); editor at the French-language magazine Jeune Afrique (1967); graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Writing and Translation (1970); taught for a semester at the University of Massachusetts before leaving for Kenya and then Tanzania, where he taught at the College of National Education in Chang'ombe (until 1976); taught creative and expository writing at the National University of Lesotho (1976))
          • LC Classification

            • PR9379.9.A7
          • Change Notes

            • 1979-09-20: new
            • 2016-05-02: revised
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