Which continent's artists most influences Ghanaian poetry?


Answer: Africa's.


More detail:

Of the 559 "votes" cast for different individual artists, 204 votes were cast for North American/Carribean artists, to 170 for African artists (followed closely by European artists at 153 votes). When those numbers were weighted to eliminate outliers (artists who were only mentioned one time), however, the picture changed significantly, with African artists jumping far ahead of North American/Carribean artists (133 to 98).

The full results:

Most Influential Continents

1. North America and Caribbean: 204 mentions, or 36% of all mentions
2. Africa: 30%
3. Europe: 27%
4. Asia: 4%
5. South America: 2%
6. Oceania: 0%


Most Influential Continents (Weighted)

1. Africa: 39% of mentions
2. North America and Caribbean: 29%
3. Europe: 27%
4. Asia: 2%
4. South America: 2%
6. Oceania: 0%

Observations:

African artists are read most deeply, but with less diversity than North American/Carribean artists. European artists, though taught heavily in school, trail behind both. And Australia, sorry, you've yet to make a dent!


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