Ghanaian Poet Is One of Those Killed in the Westgate Mall

Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

The Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was one of the 67 victims of the terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Awoonor was in Nairobi  to participate in a festival to celebrate new initiatives in African poetry. According to the Ghana-born Jamaican poet Kwame Dawes,  he was also celebrating his new book, which will appear early next year. The book is in the African Poetry Book Series.

Read Dawes’s full account  of the man and of the festival he was attending in the Wall Street Journal.