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Kofi Awoonor (born March 13, 1935 in Wheta) is a Ghanaian poet and author, whose work combines the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization. Awoonor was born in Ghana when it was still called the Gold Coast. He went to university in there, and went on to teach African literature at the University of Ghana. While at the University of Ghana he wrote his first poetry book; Rediscovery.

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