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Contemporary Writers Of Ghana
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Contemporary writers of Ghana are loosely defined as those whose floruit is a post-World War II one. The aftermath of the war was a period of extensive Muslim migration into Ghana, especially from Nigeria. In the 1950s there was a proliferation of Muslim political organisations, inter alia, the Muslim Youth Congress, the Gold Coast Muslim Council, and the Muslim Association Party (1953-4); the Muslim Council of Ghana (1957); the Ghana Muslim Council of Chiefs (1958); and the Ghana Muslim Mission (1959). Muslims were drawn into national poli…

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“Contemporary Writers Of Ghana”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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