Djoleto, (Solomon Alexander) Amu

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DJOLETO, (Solomon Alexander) Amu

DJOLETO, (Solomon Alexander) Amu. Ghanaian, b. 1929. Genres: Adult non-fiction, Children's fiction, Poetry, Novels. Career: Ghana Ministry of Education, Government Secondary Technical School, Takoradi, education officer, 1958, became both senior education officer and head of the English department, 1963, assistant headmaster, 1964; affiliated with a publishing firm, London, England, 1965-66; Ghana Ministry of Education, editor of Ghana Teachers Journal, 1966, became principal education officer in charge of information, public relations, and publications, 1967, deputy chief education officer and head of the planning division, 1973, executive director of the Ghana Book Development Council, 1975-89. Ghana Publishing Corporation, board member, beginning 1968; Authorship Development Fund, vice-chairperson of board; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, consultant on book development councils to several African countries, 1981-88; United Nations University, consultant, 1988-89; Ghana Ministry of Education, textbooks consultant, 1989-. Publications: NONFICTION: (co-ed. with T.H.S. Kwami) West African Prose Anthology, 1974; English Practice for the African Student (textbook), 1967, rev. and updated as English Practice, 1990. EDITOR: Ten Stories from Chaucer, 1979; Books and Reading in Ghana, 1985; Chaucer's Prologue and Five Stories, 1987. FICTION: The Strange Man, 1967; Money Galore, 1975; Hurricane of Dust, 1988. POETRY: Amid the Swelling Act, 1992. CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Obodai Sai (novel), 1990; Twins in Trouble, 1991; The Frightened Thief, 1992; Kofi Loses His Way, 1996; The Girl Who Knows about Cars, 1996; Akos and the Fire Ghost, 1997. Contributor to books. Address: PO Box C2217, Cantonments Communications Centre, Accra, Ghana.