Lovers of literature and some astute poets will commemorate the birthday of the late Prof Kofi Awoonor’s birthday today [March 13, 2017] at the University of Ghana English Department.
Prof Awoonor was killed in at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya when he went to that country to deliver a speech at the StoryMoja literary festival.
As a way to remember and celebrate this great man, the Association of Students of English, Legon, and the Values for Life (Organiser of the Ghana Poetry Festival) have marked his birthday, March 13, as a day to host a special event every year. The aim of these events is to remember and highlight Prof Awoonor’s contribution to poetry, literature and the creative arts in Ghana.
The event, The Awoonor Wavelet, will host some personalities like Prof Kofi Anyidoho, Prof Lade Wosornu, Dr Mawuli Adzei, Dr Anderson, Dr Martin Egloegbe, Oswald Okaiteh, Chief Moomen, Adjei Agyei Baah, Afia Nyamekye, among others.