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Kofi Awoonor

Kofi AwoonorAKA George Kofi Awoonor Williams

Born: 13-Mar-1935
Birthplace: Weta, Gold Coast

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Ghana
Executive summary: Rediscovery

Father: Kosiwo Awoonor
Mother: Atsu
Wife: (five sons, one daughter)

    University: BA, University College of Ghana (1960)
    University: MA, University College London (1970)
    University: PhD, SUNY Stony Brook (1972)
    Professor: University of Ghana
    Professor: SUNY Stony Brook (1968-75)
    Professor: University College of Cape Coast

    Ghanaian Ambassador to the UN (1990-94)
    Ghanaian Ambassador to Cuba (1988-)
    Ghanaian Ambassador to Brazil (1984-88)
    African Literature Association President (1998-99)
    Sedition 1975 (harboring a coup d'etat participant)
    Pardoned 1976

Author of books:
Rediscovery and Other Poems (1964, poetry)
Night of My Blood (1971, poetry)
This Earth, My Brother (1971, novel)
Ride Me, Memory (1973, poetry)
The Breast of the Earth: A Survey of the History, Culture, and Literature of Africa South of the Sahara (1975)
The House by the Sea (1978, poetry)
The Latin American and Caribbean Notebook (1992, poetry)
Comes the Voyager at Last: A Tale of Return to Africa (1992)
Until the Morning After (1987, poetry)

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