African Writers

Some celebrated writers.

Mr. Kofi Akpabli

Kofi Akpabli is a communications specialist whose repertoire oozes with creativity and inspiration. When he reports- whether he is covering a 9/11 memorial on Ground Zero in New York or discovering traditional taboos in Ghana’s Upper West Region, human interest is ever his soft spot. Happily, as he uncovers the intrigues of the human situation, humour never seems to leave him alone.


Kofi’s spectrum includes journalistic essays and a strong cultural sensibility.  In June 2011 in South Africa, Kofi Akpabli was voted CNN Multichoice African Journalist for Arts and Culture. In Uganda the previous year, he had won the same category, making him the only African to have annexed the CNN Awards back-to-back. In August 2010 Kofi also won Ghana Journalists Association’s Best Reporter for Arts, Tourism and Entertainment.


Kofi has participated in the Berlin Art Forum, Dusseldorf Preview, World Trade Market (2009, 2010 and 2011) London, and in August last year his project report at the FrankfurtXplore programme held in Germany won 3rd place among 20 journalists from 15 countries.

 

Born in Accra Kofi started writing in 1991 when a historical play he wrote captured first prize in a National Play Writing Contest. The drama, ‘The Prince and the Slave’ has since ran at the Art Centre in Accra, Kumasi and at the Cape Coast Castle.


Kofi gets his inspiration from travelling across Ghana and interacting with people and places.. He currently writes Ghana’s only travel column, ‘’Going Places’’ in the Mirror newspaper. 

 

Books by writer

Title Tickling the Ghanaian- Encounters with Contemporary Culture

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Title A Sense of Savannah-Tales of a Friendly Walk through Northern Ghana.

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