Dr Mawuli Adjei


Dr Mawuli Adjei is a member of the governing council and is British Chevening Fellow who has taught English in Nigeria, Libya and Ghana. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Ghana, Legon, where he teaches African Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Popular Literature, Practice in Criticism, Creative Writing, and other courses.

Writing under the pen name Mawuli Adzei, Dr Adjei’s creative career started in Keta Secondary School. He won the Southern Volta Poetry Competition for secondary schools under the auspices of the Ghana Association of Writers (GAW) for FESTAC ‘77. In 1996, his collection of poetry, Testament of the Seasons, received the Valco Fund Literary Award for Meritorious Writing (Unpublished Poetry Category). Some of his poems have since appeared in The Mirror, The Daily Graphic, and on radio (Citi FM, Accra). His poems have been read at various poetry readings and recitals, including at events at the University of Ghana, University of Lome, Togo, the Nubuke Foundation Literary Night series and the Splendours of Dawn World Poetry Day workshop (2011).

He has also served as a resource person for the Writers Project Ghana, Mbaasem Foundation, and Splendours of Dawn and has three books to his credit— The Jewel of Kabibi(2011), Taboo (Kwadwoan Publishers, 2012) and the poetry collection Testament of the Seasons (ERASKA Print). He is currently working on a third novel, Unchained.