Raphael Armattoe

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Raphael Armattoe

Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe (12 August 1913 22 December 1953) was a Ghanaian doctor, author and poet. He was nominated for the 1949 Nobel Peace P...

Raphael Ernest Grail Armattoe (12 August 1913 22 December 1953) was a Ghanaian doctor, author and poet.


He was nominated for the 1949 Nobel Peace Prize for his writings. He was also a noted campaigner for Togolese independence.


He wrote essays and, in his late 30's, began writing poetry


His essays include:


The Swiss contribution to western civilization (1944)
The golden age of West African civilization (1946)
Space, time, and race;: Or, the age of man in America (1946)
Personal recollections of the Nobel Laureation Festival of 1947: With an appendix listing all the distinguished guests at the Nobel banquet (1948)
His first published work of poetry was Between the Forest and the Sea (1950). Deep Down in the Black Man's Mind (1954) was published after his death.

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