• Born date: 1935-03-13
  • Born in: Ghana
  • Death date: 2013-09-21
  • Death in: Kenya
Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor (13 March 1935 – 21 September 2013) was a Ghanaian poet and author whose work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization. He started writing under the name George Awoonor-Williams. He taught African literature at the University of Ghana.