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List of famous writers from Ghana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ghana is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Ghanaian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Ghana and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Ghanaian writers?" and "Which writers are from Ghana?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Ghana in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Ghana, but they're all of Ghana descent.
William Boyd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Ghana
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William Boyd, CBE is a British novelist and screenwriter. ...more

Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

Nationality: United Kingdom, Ghana

Works: Chaplin, Tune in Tomorrow, A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, Scoop, + more

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Ghana
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William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. Du Bois rose to national prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks. Du Bois and his ...more

Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Ghana

Works: The Souls of Black Folk, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois, Darkwater, The illustrated Souls of Black folk, Writings, + more

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Akosua Busia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Ghana
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Akosua Gyamama Busia is a Ghanaian actress, film director and songwriter who lives in the U.K. ...more

Birthplace: Ghana

Nationality: Ghana

Works: Beloved, The seasons of Beento Blackbird

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Kwame Nkrumah is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Ghana
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Kwame Nkrumah, P.C. was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. He became the first Prime Minister of the Gold Coast in 1951, and led it to independence as Ghana in 1957, becoming the new country's first Prime Minister. After Ghana became a republic in 1960, Nkrumah became President. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. He saw himself as an African Lenin. ...more

Birthplace: Nkroful, Ghana

Nationality: Ghana

Works: Africa must unite, The struggle continues, Selected speeches, Voice from Conakry, Class struggle in Africa., + more

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