Ghanaian Poet & Scholar -- Kofi Anyidoho

September 19, 2017

You are invited to hear Ghanaian poet and scholar Kofi Anyidoho speak on African literature in memory of English Professor Emeritus Richard Priebe, who passed away on June 9.

Dr. Anyidoho's talk will take place on Saturday, October 7, at 3 o'clock in Cabell Library's 3rd Floor Lecture Hall.  Anyidoho is the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies at the University of Ghana. His scholarly work includes The Pan African Ideal in Literatures of the Black World,Transcending Boundaries: the diaspora experience in African heritage literatures, and The Word Behind Bars and the Paradox of Exile. He is the author of six volumes of poetry, for which he has received many awards, including the Langston Hughes Prize, the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award, and the Ghana Book Award. The event is sponsored by the VCU Department of English.

This event is free and open to the public.

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