Kofi Anyidoho biography


Kofi Anyidoho biography: Kofi Anyidoho is a Ghanaian poet and academic, born on 25th July, 1947 in Ghana.

Kofi Anyidoho attained a B.A Honours degree in English and Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Legon, an M.A in Folklore from Indiana University-Bloomington and a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kofi Anyidoho is currently the Professor of Literature at the University of Ghana. He has served as a Director of the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Program, acting Director of the School of Performing Arts and Head of the English Department. In 2010, he was installed as the first occupant of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana.

Kofi Anyidoho has won several awards including the Valco Fund Literary Award, the Langston Hughes Prize, the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award, the Fania Kruger Fellowship for Poetry of Social Vision, Poet of the Year Ghana and the Ghana Book Award.