Friday 20th September 12 to 1:45pm
Kofi Awooner’s poetry combines the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary symbolism to depict Africa. Awooner has been referred to as one of the great African poets to have appeared in the twentieth century. A political activist, national Ghanian hero and champion of African poetry, he has lectured in English and African literature at the University of Ghana. He has poetry is noted for its incorporation of African vernacular traditions – particularly the dirge song tradition of the Ewe people – into modern poetic form.
In this interactive workshop, Professor Awooner shares the craft of drawing from cultural poetic traditions to create contemporary poetry.
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