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Kofi Awoonor

1935 - 2013

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Kofi Awoonor (born George Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor-Williams; 13 March 1935 – 21 September 2013) was a Ghanaian poet, author and diplomat. His work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people with contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization. He started writing under the name George Awoonor-Williams, and was also published as Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kofi Awoonor has received more than 131,768 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Kofi Awoonor is the 6,031st most popular writer (down from 5,336th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Ghana (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ghanaian Writer.

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Among writers, Kofi Awoonor ranks 6,031 out of 5,755Before him are P. H. Newby, Emma Donoghue, Al Jean, Aleksandar Hemon, Ronald D. Moore, and Paul Attanasio. After him are Bayard Taylor, Éric Vuillard, Martin Österdahl, Tom Lanoye, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Éliette Abécassis.

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Among people born in 1935, Kofi Awoonor ranks 452Before him are Rajmohan Gandhi, John Spencer, Gabriel Elorde, Bill Brack, Bobby Bare, and John Cordts. After him are Patricia Bredin, Mel Charles, Veli Lehtelä, Gail Fisher, Herb Kohl, and Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.. Among people deceased in 2013, Kofi Awoonor ranks 448Before him are Patricia Blair, Islam Bibi, Allen Lanier, Tom Foley, Frank Lautenberg, and Stuart Williams. After him are Lee Thompson Young, Zelmo Beaty, Allan Simonsen, Chieko Honda, Shamshad Begum, and Wilbur Thompson.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Kofi Awoonor ranks 38 out of 121Before him are Peter Poreku Dery (1918), Derek Boateng (1983), Felix Nartey (null), James Kwesi Appiah (1960), Kofi Abrefa Busia (1913), and Ayi Kwei Armah (1939). After him are John Mensah (1982), Freddy Adu (1989), Owusu Benson (1977), Hans Sarpei (1976), Kofi Kingston (1981), and Matthew Amoah (1980).

Among WRITERS In Ghana

Among writers born in Ghana, Kofi Awoonor ranks 4Before him are William Boyd (1952), Ama Ata Aidoo (1942), and Ayi Kwei Armah (1939).