Author Profile - Prince Anin-Agyei


Prince Anin-Agyei comes from a little town in the Eastern Region of Ghana called Achiase. He holds a Diploma in Animal Science from Thomson Education Direct, Pennsylvania (USA), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is a Pan-Africanist and also a member of several international poetry societies like the International Society of Poets (ISP), International Matapoetry Movement (MIM), International Forum for Literature and Culture (IFLAC), the World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC) and the United States-African Literary Foundation (US-ALF).

Anin-Agyei is the author of the widely read African poetry collection entitled 'Lyrics Of Kabutu: Collection Of African Poems', which was published by Authorhouse, Indiana (U.S.A). He is also the author of two other comprehensive traditional African poetry books ('Drumbeats Of The Black Christo' and 'Rhythm Of The Dead') and a traditional African novel ('Oracles Beyond The Gods') yet to be published.

He has won several International Poet of Merit Awards, Editor's Choice Awards and Commemorative Medallions for his poetry. Some of his poems have featured in African and North American anthologies like the Eternal Portraits Series, Poet's Corner, The Origin, International Who's is Who in Poetry and The Sound of Poetry (poetry collection on CD).

Five questions with Prince Anin-Agyei:

1. How long have you been writing poetry?

7 years.

2. Who are your favorite poets? Which poets have most inspired you and informed your work?

Kofi Awoonor.

3. What do you hope to accomplish with your poetry?

Through poetry, I hope to get the imagination of my readers to appreciate the nature of life that the mind finds difficult to comprehend.

4. What is your opinion on the state of African poetry today?

Every African has the tendency to become a great poet as long as we find our true identity in our culture and traditions. For this very reason we need to create more avenues to achieve this ultimate means of expressing our Africaness.

5. What do you love so much about Ghana that makes you write about her?

Ghana is the light of Black Africa.

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