Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kofi Awoonor Killed in Nairobi

This unfolding tragedy in the Nairobi Mall, has claimed the leading Ghanaian and African writer Kofi Awoonor. Among his many books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction are Night of My Blood (1971); This Earth, My Brother (1971); The Breast of the Earth (1975). Awoonor also served as a UN Permanent Representative for Ghana, and was in Nairobi to participate in the Storymoja Hay Festival, an important literary event. Rest in Peace, Mr Awoonor; peace that triumphs over all violence.

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