Kojo Laing (1473 words)

Karen Ferreira-Meyers (University of Eswatini)
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Ghana-born novelist and poet Kojo Laing was born Bernard Ebenezer Laing on 1 July, 1946 in Kumasi as his parents’ fourth child and eldest son, and died in April 2017. He spent the first five years of schooling in Accra and was then sent to Scotland where he attended secondary school. Before starting his writing career, he earned a degree in political science and history from Glasgow University (1968), a diploma in management from the Ghana College of Management (1970) and a certificate in rural management from Birmingham University in the UK (1975). Upon his return to Ghana in 1968 he worked as a headmaster in Accra, then as a district administration officer (1969-1972) and district chief executive in the Ashanti region (1972-1978)…

Citation: Ferreira-Meyers, Karen. "Kojo Laing". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14119, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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