Geormbeeyi Adali-Mortty

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Geormbeeyi Adali-Mortty (born 1916) is a Ghanaian poet and writer.

Life[edit]

In 1958 Adali-Mortty joined the advisory committee of the international literary journal Black Orpheus.[1]

He contributed both poetry and political commentary to the Legon Observer: for example, 'A Spent Scare' (1967) was written in response to the coup which ended Nkrumah's rule.[2]

Works[edit]

  • "Ewe Poetry", Black Orpheus, No. 4 (1958), 36-45
  • 'The Spent Scare', The Legon Observer, 2:5 (3 March 1967), pp. 21–2
  • (ed. with Kofi Awoonor) Messages: Poems from Ghana, Heinemann, 1971. African Writers Series 42
  • 'Change of Government to the Spoils System Again?', The Legon Observer 9: 4 (1974)
  • 'Reply to Kwabena Manu's Rejoinder to "Change of Government to the Spoils System Again?"', The Legon Observer, 9:6 (1974), p. 166

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert S. Gérard (1986). European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 809. ISBN 978-963-05-3834-3. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Albert S. Gérard (1986). European language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 825. ISBN 978-963-05-3834-3. Retrieved 18 November 2012.