Awoonor, Kofi (aka George Kofi Awoonor Williams, Ghanese playwright, editor, poet, b. Weta, Gold Coast, March 13, 1935-____), “Ancestral Power,”
a radio drama in English, set in _______, Ghana, 1972,
© 1972 by Kofi Awoonor
• in Cosmo Pieterse’s (1930-____) Short African Plays, African Writers Series, 78 (London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1972), ISBN 0435900781, distributed by Humanities Press, Inc., 303 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10010.
• script/rights available from source named in the Pieterse anthology.
_____ (m), __, husband; _____ (m), __, policeman; _____ (m), __, policeman.
“Ghanaian complains about wife and boasts about manliness of self and ancestors until police arrest him for assault.”—Play Index 1968-1972: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1973), p. 17.
• Kofi Awoonor . . . Nationality: Ghana, . . . Father: Kosiwo Awoonor, Mother: Atsu, Wife: (five sons, one daughter); University: BA, University College of Ghana (1960); University: MA, University College London (1970); University: PhD, SUNY Stony Brook (1972); Professor: University of Ghana; Professor: SUNY Stony Brook; Professor: University College of Cape Coast; Ghanaian Ambassador to the UN (1990-94); Ghanaian Ambassador to Cuba (1988- ); Ghanaian Ambassador to Brazil (1984-88); African Literature Association President (1998-99); Sedition jailed 1975-76 (harboring a coup d'etat participant). Author of books: Rediscovery and Other Poems (1964, poetry); Night of My Blood (1971, poetry); This Earth, My Brother (1971, novel); Ride Me, Memory (1973, poetry); The Breast of the Earth: A Survey of the History, Culture, and Literature of Africa South of the Sahara (1975); The House by the Sea (1978, poetry); The Latin American and Caribbean Notebook (1992, poetry); Comes the Voyager at Last: A Tale of Return to Africa (1992); Until the Morning After (1987, poetry).”—Kofi Awoonor, http://www.nndb.com/people/490/000116142/, accessed March 17, 2007.
• Research could include Ghana—The Land of Gold, http://acorn.educ.nottingham.ac.uk//SchEd/pages/eb/welcome.html.
• Also, research could include Basil Davidson’s Ghana: An African Portrait (New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1993), ISBN 0912334657.
• Also, research could include Steve Brace’ Ghana (Economically Developing Countries) (New York: Thomson Learning, 1995), ISBN 1568472420.
• Also, research could include Ghana, edited by Sandra Chelsea (New York: Chelsea House Publications, 1998), ISBN.
arrest, assault, dominance, genealogy, Ghana, manliness, marriage, police, spousal duties.
Other Plays by Kofi Awoonor