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Adjei Agyei-Baah

Adjei Agyei-Baah

Adjei Agyei-Baah (born Eric Adjei Baah, June 29, 1977, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana; died December 18, 2023), lecturer, translator, editor, and haiku poet. He was a PhD candidate in English at the Division of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand and was scheduled to receive his degree in December 2023. He was the cofounder of Africa Haiku Network, the Poetry Foundation Ghana, and The Mamba, Africa’s first haiku journal. Agyei-Baah’s work won recognition in the Japan–Russia Haiku Contest in 2014, received The Heron’s Nest Award (best haiku of issue) in 2016, was shortlisted for the World Haiku Club’s R. H. Blyth Award in 2019, and anthologized in Kala Ramesh’s Naad Anunaad: An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku (2016). His debut haiku collection, Afriku (2016), was commended by Nigerian Nobel Prize–winner Wole Soyinka. His fourth book, Piece of My Fart (2018) was the first senryu collection from Africa. Agyei-Baah was the primary author of the four Haikupedia articles about African haiku; he lived in Kumasi, Ghana.


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Updated on December 29, 2023