Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Rookie (1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

Biography of Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese is a Ghanaian poet, playwright and scholar. Currently he is a lecturer at The Ohio State University in the United States. He received his elementary education in Ghana at Abor Roman Catholic Primary School and later his secondary education at Abor and Kpandu secondary schools. Throughout this period his Grandma never left him uninformed of who he is. The basic statements of his Grandma's ideas and positions have become relevant to the understanding of his educational views. According to Padmore Agbemabiese, prescriptions and controversies that spring from what his grandmother perceives as literacy are vital today as they often explode in scholarship on what constitutes education or literacy across the world.

Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese's Works:

2005.....The Smell of Exile....(poetry....manuscript with a publisher)
2004.....Why Can't Anyone Hear Me When I Cry (novel)
2003.....Go Ask Grandma(novel)
1998.....Come Into Our Whirl(poetry)
1996.....Senyee Wom Alea...(poetry in Ewe)
1995.....Alea Tornyea Le (poetry in Ewe) Updates

Whenever We Meet

one day some day when we meet
I will weave my songs into a diadem
I will seat on my bankrupt sofa
and tell the world to be sterile

but he who comes our way
will strew our path with palms
like we are the He who came to Jerusalem
riding a donkey amid hosannas

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