writers Famous Authors from Ghana

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List of the most popular authors from Ghana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Ghanaian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Ghanaian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List includes Akosua Busia, Joe Coleman de Graft, more.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Ghana?" and "Who are the best Ghanaian authors?"

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William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
William Boyd Brazzaville Beach, Waiting for Sunrise, An Ice-Cream War

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk, James Weldon Johnson, Black Reconstruction

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Kwame Nkrumah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah Selected speeches, I Speak of Freedom, Africa must unite

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Akosua Busia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Akosua Busia The seasons of Beento Blackbird

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Kofi Awoonor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kofi Awoonor The African predicament, The house by the sea, Ride me^! memory

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Kwame Anthony Appiah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kwame Anthony Appiah Experiments in Ethics, In my Father's house: Africa in the philosophy of culture, Avenging angel

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Meshack Asare is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Meshack Asare Chipo and the bird on the hill, Sosu's call, Llamada de Sosu^! La

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Ama Ata Aidoo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Ama Ata Aidoo Changes: A Love Story, No sweetness here and other stories, An angry letter in January and other poems

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Joe Coleman de Graft is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Joe Coleman de Graft Sons and daughters

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J. E. Casely Hayford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
J. E. Casely Hayford Writings of Ekra-Agiman (J. E. Casely Hayford), Ethiopia unbound, West African leadership

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Peter Ala Adjetey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Peter Ala Adjetey Reflections on the effectiveness of the Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana

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Kofi Anyidoho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kofi Anyidoho Oral poetics and traditions of verbal art in Africa, A harvest of our dreams, Praise Song for the Land

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Ayi Kwei Armah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Ayi Kwei Armah Osiris Rising, Two thousand seasons, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born

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Tawia Modibo Ocran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Tawia Modibo Ocran Law in aid of development

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William Ofori Atta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
William Ofori Atta Ghana^! a nation in crisis, The vision of an independent state of Ghana

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Aaron Mike Oquaye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Aaron Mike Oquaye Politics in Ghana, 1982-1992, Politics in Ghana

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Amma Darko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Amma Darko Faceless, The housemaid, Beyond the Horizon

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Emmanuel Erskine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Emmanuel Erskine Peace-keeping techniques for Africa's conflict management

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Charles Wereko-Brobby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Charles Wereko-Brobby The 4th Republic of Ghana will last for a hundred years, From Berlin to Paris

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Kodwo Eshun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kodwo Eshun More brilliant than the sun

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Kwadwo Afari-Gyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Kwadwo Afari-Gyan Understanding politics, The Ghanaian constitution

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Mohammed Naseehu Ali is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Mohammed Naseehu Ali The Prophet of Zongo Street

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Albert Kwesi Ocran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Albert Kwesi Ocran A myth is broken, Politics of the sword

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Obed Asamoah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Obed Asamoah The legal significance of the declarations of the general assembly of the United Nations

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Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang Where there is no silence

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Raphael Armattoe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Raphael Armattoe

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John Mensah Sarbah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
John Mensah Sarbah Fanti customary laws

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Nii Parkes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Nii Parkes NW15, eyes of a boy^! lips of a man

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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Quobna Ottobah Cugoano

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Bediako Asare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Bediako Asare Rebel, The stubborn

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Ato Sekyi-Otu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Ato Sekyi-Otu Fanon's dialectic of experience

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John K. Tettegah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
John K. Tettegah The unfinished African revolution

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Frank Kobina Parkes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Frank Kobina Parkes

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Charles Odamtten Easmon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Ghana
Charles Odamtten Easmon