Ghana

KABU, Mamle

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Kabu
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Mamle
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Mamle KABU (fiction writer; Ghana) is the author of the young adult novel The Kaya-Girl (2012), and is currently working on her first novel. Her stories, which include “The End of Skill” (shortlisted for the 2009 Caine Prize), "Human Mathematics” and "Story of Faith" have been anthologized across Africa, the U.S. and the UK.  She is the associate director of the Writers Project of Ghana. Her participation is made possible by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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Rex QUARTEY

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QUARTEY
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Rex
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Atukwei OKAI

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OKAI
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Atukwei
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Vincent OKUNOR

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OKUNOR
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Vincent
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Dannabang KUWABONG

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KUWABONG
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Dannabang
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Amma DARKO

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DARKO
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Amma
AH-ma DAR-kow(nj)
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Amma DARKO; fiction writer; Ghana b. 1956, Koforidua) is the author of the critically acclaimed Beyond the Horizon. The Housemaid , the second of her titles to appear in English, was published in the African Writers Series in 1998, the same year that she won the Ghana Book Award. A former Fellow at the Cambridge Seminars, Ms. Darko has recently contributed “The Color of Poverty” (2001) to a collection by Amnesty International-Germany. She is participating courtesy of the National Resource Center for International Studies and the University of Iowa.

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Joseph W. ABRUQUAH

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Abruquah
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Joseph W.
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Kobena Eyi ACQUAH

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Acquah
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Kobena Eyi
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Kofi ANYIDOHO

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ANYIDOHO
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Kofi
/KOH fee/ /ahn yee DOH ho/
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Kofi ANYIDOHO is Professor of Literature at the University of Ghana, and just completed a term at the University as acting director of the School of Performing Arts, while serving as Administrator of the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Program. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin. Best known as a poet, Dr. Anyidoho has published several poetry collections, including A Harvest of Our Dreams (1984), Earthchild (1985), and Ancestrallogic & Caribbeanblues (1993).

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