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Awoonor, Kofi 1935-2013

Overview
Works: 90 works in 309 publications in 4 languages and 7,096 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Novels  Conference papers and proceedings  Experimental fiction  Allegories  Interviews  Essays  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Other, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PR9379.9.A9, 821
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The promise of hope : new and selected poems, 1964-2013 by Kofi Awoonor( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kofi Awoonor, one of Ghana's most accomplished poets, had for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement and the literary arts. The one constant that guided and shaped his many occupations and roles in life was poetry. The Promise of Hope is a beautifully edited collection of some of Awoonor's most arresting work spanning almost fifty years. Selected and edited by Awoonor's friend and colleague Kofi Anyidoho, himself a prominent poet and academic in Ghana, The Promise of Hope contains much of Awoonor's most recent unpublished poetry, along with many of his anthologised and classic poems. This engaging volume serves as a fitting contribution to the inaugural cohort of books in the African Poetry Book Series
The breast of the Earth : a survey of the history, culture, and literature of Africa south of the Sahara by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This earth, my brother by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental novel which the author has described as a "prose poem." In it, Awoonor tells a story on two levels, each representing a distinct reality. The first level is a standard narrative which details a day in the life an attorney named Amamu. On another level, it is a symbol-laden mystical journey filled with biblical and literary allusions. These portions of the text deal with the new nation of Ghana, which is represented by a baby on a dunghill. The dunghill is a source of both rot and renewal, and in this way represents the foundations upon which Ghana was built, according to Awoonor
The writer in modern Africa by African-Scandinavian Writers' Conference( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messages: poems from Ghana by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of my blood by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This earth, my brother; an allegorical tale of Africa by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental novel which the author has described as a "prose poem." In it, Awoonor tells a story on two levels, each representing a distinct reality. The first level is a standard narrative which details a day in the life an attorney named Amamu. On another level, it is a symbol-laden mystical journey filled with biblical and literary allusions. These portions of the text deal with the new nation of Ghana, which is represented by a baby on a dunghill. The dunghill is a source of both rot and renewal, and in this way represents the foundations upon which Ghana was built, according to Awoonor
Until the morning after : selected poems, 1963-85 by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comes the voyager at last : a tale of return to Africa by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van de slaventransporten naar de Nieuwe Wereld wordt verweven met het verslag van de reis die een zwarte Amerikaan onderneemt naar het mythische moederland Afrika
In person--Achebe, Awoonor, and Soyinka at the University of Washington by Chinua Achebe( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardians of the sacred word : Ewe poetry by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghana : a political history from pre-European to modern times by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ride me, memory by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American and Caribbean notebook by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house by the sea by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovery, and other poems by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa, the marginalized continent by Kofi Awoonor( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Transcripts of "Africa, interviews with Black African writers and artists, ca. 1962-1969"]( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of extensive interviews includes many African authors and artists from Nigeria, South Africa, and other African countries, interviewed by Dennis Duerden, Lewis Nkosi, Robert Serumaga, and others
Praisesong for theland : poems of hope & love & care by Kofi Anyidoho( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the influences of oral literature on the contemporary literature of Africa by Kofi Awoonor( )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Comes the voyager at last : a tale of return to Africa
Alternative Names
Awoonor.

Awoonor, Kofi N. 1935-2013

Awoonor, Kofi Nyidevu

Awoonor Kofi Nyidevu 1935-2013

Awoonor-Williams, George.

Awoonor-Williams, George 1935-

Awoonor-Williams George 1935-2013

Kofi Awoonor dichter uit Ghana (1935-2013)

Kofi Awoonor écrivain, poète et diplomate ghanéen

Kofi Awoonor Ghanaian poet and author

Kofi Awoonor ghanaischer Literaturwissenschaftler, Schriftsteller, Dichter und Kritiker

Kofi Awoonor poeta e escritor ganês

Kofi Awoonor poeta y autor de Ghana

Williams, G. A. 1935-

Williams, G. A. (George Awoonor-), 1935-

Williams, George Awoonor-.

Williams, George Awoonor- 1935-

Williams George Awoonor- 1935-2013

Авунор, Кофи

Кофи Авунор

Кофі Авунор

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ਕੋਫ਼ੀ ਅਵੂਨੋਰ

കോഫി അവൂനോർ

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Languages
English (217)

German (2)

Dutch (1)

French (1)

Covers
Latin American and Caribbean notebookPraisesong for theland : poems of hope & love & careThe African predicament : collected essays