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Kofi Aidoo is a Ghanaian writer.
Kofi Aidoo was born in the 1950s at Sagyimase in the Akim Abuakwa Traditional Area of Ghana where he also began his Elementary Education at Asikwa. The first of nine children born to a senior touring officer at the Ghana Prisons Services; his interests in writing began at a very tender age writing short stories on his escapades with his father around the country. While studying at Anum Presbyterian Training College, his literal works found their way into the BBC-Africa Service weekly bulletin. He studied journalism part-time at the Ghana Institute of Journalism while working as a teacher in Accra, and published his first work Saworbeng, an anthology of stories interpersed with lays to mimic the traditional mode of story telling.
In the late 1970s, he was accepted at College of Wooster in Ohio USA with a major in the liberal arts program and a minor in theatre. Under the tutelage of Professor Raymond McCall he excelled tremendously in bringing his stories to life through theater. From Wooster, he went on to University of Maryland at College Park campus seeking a master's degree. As a graduate assistant he taught writing skills to freshman students, fusing motion picture/ television images with literary forms and themes to promote descriptive writing by Telling Fact method.
Living in Aspen Hill area in Maryland, Kofi is polishing his second book to be released in fall of 2009 and will re-launch the second edition of his first book Of Men and Ghosts, 1991.
Saworbeng, Ghana Pub Corp, 1977
Of Men and Ghosts, ISBN 978-9964-1-0342-2, Ghana Pub Corp, 1991