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Kwame Dawes Honored While Hosting Memorial for Kofi Awoonor October 8, 2013: Kwame Dawes, author of sixteen books of poetry and a 1986 alumnus of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP), will host a live-stream memorial reading of Kofi Awoonor's poetry in front of a live audience on the University of Iowa campus (430 Clinton St) on Monday, October 14 at 11am CDT. Dawes is the nephew of the [...] by

A Look at Kofi Awoonor’s Last Poem September 24, 2013: As we mentioned yesterday, African poet Kofi Awoonor (1935-2013) was among those slain in a terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. As The Wall Street Journal reported today: The African Poetry Book Fund is set to publish Awoonor’s latest collection, “Promises of Hope: New and Selected Poems” in 2014. By [...] by

Kwame Dawes Honors Kofi Awoonor September 23, 2013: At the Poetry Foundation Ghana web site, Kwame Dawes pays tribute to Kofi Awooner, who was lost in the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya: Last night, I received news that Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian poet, diplomat and academic had been shot to death by terrorists in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. I got the news in my hotel, [...] by

Ghanaian Poet and Professor Kofi Awoonor Killed in Nairobi Shopping Mall Attack September 23, 2013: This exceptionally sad news comes to us from the Los Angeles Times— Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor, one of Africa's most distinguished literary figures, was among the scores of people killed by Al Qaeda-aligned terrorists who attacked a busy shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, over the weekend. Awoonor, 78, was killed Saturday when members [...] by

Kwame Dawes Announces New African Poetry Book Series June 22, 2012: The newly established African Poetry Book Foundation, headed by Ghanaian-born poet Kwame Dawes, announced a new book series last Friday. Beginning in 2014, the African Poetry Book Series plans to release four books by African poets per year. The series will be co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the Amalion Press in Senegal, with [...] by