What country's artists most influence Ghana's poetry?


Answer: The United States.


More detail:

Out of 559 "votes" cast for different individual artists, 159 (28%) of all votes were cast for artists from the United States, followed by 99 for English artists and 92 for Ghanaian artists. When those numbers were weighted to eliminate outliers (artists who were only mentioned one time), Ghanaian artists almost completely closed the gap (78 votes for U.S. artists, 77 for Ghanaian artists).

The full results:

Most Influential Countries

1. United States: 159 mentions, 28% of total mentions
2. England: 18%
3. Ghana: 16%
4. Nigeria: 6%
5. Canada: 4%
6. Jamaica: 3%
6. South Africa: 3%
8. Ireland: 2%
8. Senegal: 2%
8. Zimbabwe: 2%
Other: 18%


Most Influential Countries (Weighted)

1. United States: 78 mentions, 23% of total mentions
2. Ghana: 77 mentions, 23% of total mentions
3. England: 22%
4. Nigeria: 9%
5. Jamaica: 4%
6. South Africa: 3%
7. Ireland: 3%
8. Senegal: 3%
9. Poland: 1%
9. Zimbabwe: 1%
Other: 8%

Observations:

As with the continental analysis, interest in North American writers is broad but not deep, as very few North American artists are mentioned more than once (none of the 21 Canadian artists, for instance, were mentioned by more than one poet). Ghanaian, English and Nigerian artists have the deepest support, as their numbers shot up once the outliers were eliminated.


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