Voices of Ghana

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Voices of Ghana: Literary Contributions to the Ghana Broadcasting System 1955–57 was "the first Ghanaian literary anthology of poems, stories, plays and essays".[1] Edited by Henry Swanzy and published in 1958 by the Ghanaian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Voices of Ghana contained works that had been broadcast on the Ghana radio programme The Singing Net between 1955 and 1957. The collection opened with an essay, "The Poetry of Drums", by Kwabena Nketia,[2] and the writers anthologised included Frank Parkes, Albert Kayper-Mensah, Kwesi Brew, Cameron Duodu, Amu Djoleto and Efua T. Sutherland.[1]


  1. ^ a b Angmor, Charles (1996). Contemporary Literature in Ghana 1911–1978: A Critical Evaluation. Accra: Woeli Publishing Services. pp. 19–20. ISBN 9964-978-20-0.
  2. ^ Kofi Anyidoho, "National Identity and the Language of Metaphor", in Kofi Anyidoho and James Gibbs (eds), FonTomFrom: Contemporary Ghanaian Literature, Theatre and Film (Matatu Nos 21–22), Rodopi, 2000, p. 12.

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