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Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Writer & Socio-Cultural Commentator,

Nii Ayikwei Parkes Associates

Accra, Ghana 🇬🇭 London, UK 🇬🇧

Nii Ayikwei Parkes (he/him) is a Ghanaian socio-cultural commentator, editor and writer who has won acclaim as a children's author, poet, broadcaster and novelist. Winner of multiple international awards including Ghana’s ACRAG award, his novel Tail of the Blue Bird won France's two major prizes for translated fiction – Prix Baudelaire and Prix Laure Bataillon – in 2014 and his latest book of poems, The Geez (2020) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was long-listed for the Rathbones Folio Prize, and shortlisted for the Walcott Prize. He is the producer for Literature and Talks at Brighton Festival.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Talk: Decolonize Our Languages