Famous Writers from Ghana

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.
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    • Birthplace: Volta Region, Ghana
    • Nationality: Ghana
    • Works: The unfinished African revolution
  • Quobna Ottobah Cugoano

    Quobna Ottobah Cugoano

    Dec. at 34 (1757-1791)
    • Birthplace: Africa
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Ghana
    Ottobah Cugoano, also known as John Stuart (c. 1757 – after 1791), was an African abolitionist and natural rights philosopher from Ghana who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth ...more
  • Bediako Asare

    Bediako Asare

    Bediako Asare (born 1930) is an African journalist and author, initially from Ghana. He began his career working on local newspapers, then relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 1963, to help launch ...more
  • Ato Sekyi-Otu is a Ghanaian political philosopher. He was born at Saltpond, Ghana in 1941 and until 1971 was known as Daniel Sackey Walker. He was educated at Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, ...more
  • Charles Odamtten Easmon

    Charles Odamtten Easmon

    Charles Odamtten Easmon or C. O. Easmon, popularly known as Charlie Easmon, (22 September 1913 – 19 May 1994) was a Ghanaian medical doctor and academic who became the first Ghanaian to formally ...more
  • Frank Kobina Parkes

    Frank Kobina Parkes

    Age: 91
    • Birthplace: West Africa, Ghana, Africa
    • Nationality: Ghana
    Frank Kobina Parkes (1932–23 May 2004) was a Ghanaian journalist, broadcaster and poet. He was the author of one book, Songs from the Wilderness (University of London Press, 1965), but is widely ...more
  • Kofi Anyidoho

    Kofi Anyidoho

    Age: 76
    • Works: Oral poetics and traditions of verbal art in Africa, Earthchild, with Brain surgery, The Pan African ideal in literatures of the Black world, Ancestral Logic and Caribbean Blues
    Kofi Anyidoho is a Ghanaian poet and academic who comes from a family tradition of Ewe poets and oral artists. He is currently Professor of Literature at the University of Ghana. He has received ...more