30 May 2012. This reading is part of the series Writers Project of Ghana and is held by Kojo Laing.
Laing is a Ghanaian novelist and poet. Among Laing’s novels are Search Sweet Country, Women of the Aeroplanes, Major Gentl and the Achimota Wars, Big Bishop Roko and the Altar Gangsters and the poetry collection Godhorse.
Laing’s poetry addresses themes of alienation and identity. His novels often combine the real and the supernatural in international settings. Laing was awarded in 1976 with the National Poetry Prize Valco Award and in 1985 with the National Novel Prize from the Ghana Association of Writers.
In 2010 he traveled to Cape Town to write for Pilgrimages, a program sponsored by the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists to foster writing about Africa during the 2010 World Cup.