New and Selected/Collected African Poetry

 

Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013 (2014)


Kofi Awoonor was one of Ghana’s most accomplished poets, who for almost half a century committed himself to teaching, political engagement, and the literary arts. 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Anyidoho, himself a prominent poet and academic in Ghana, The Promise of Hope contains much of Awoonor’s most recent unpublished poetry, along with many of his anthologized and classic poems and a preface by APBF Director, editor, and poet Kwame Dawes, who is available to speak publicly about Awoonor’s life and work.
2014. University of Nebraska Press.
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