Death of Kofi Awoonor in Nairobi Attack Is ‘Great Loss’ for Ghana and Poetry

BY Tom LeGro  September 25, 2013 at 6:04 PM EDT

Kofi Awoonor, a Ghanaian poet, diplomat and academic, was among the victims murdered in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi. Awoonor’s nephew Kwame Dawes, another renowned poet, was traveling with his uncle to attend a literary festival in Kenya when he was killed. Dawes joins Jeffrey Brown to honor his legacy.

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