Francis Kokutse, a 1990 Press Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge is a free-lance journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He is the Ghana Bureau Chief for Africa Today magazine. He also writes for several other media organisations including, Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswires and the Inter Press Service. He was born in Accra, and trained as a journalist. He started work with the Ghanaian Times in Accra and later moved to work for African Economic Digest (AED) in London. Later he joined NewsAfrica magazine as the Assistant Editor also in London. During the 1980's he served as the Ghana Correspondent for for many media organisations including All Africa Press Service of Nairobi, Kenya and Southern African Economist of Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Francis Kokutse Poems

I Am Already Dead

The dead goat, my people
say would never be afraid of
the knife no matter how sharpened
it looks to the eyes.... more »

Be My Doctor

Be my doctor
and let me know
the cause of this
sudden irregular heartbeat... more »

When The Lion Roared

l heard clearly the roar
because it was not far from where l stood
that was before l woke up from my sleep.... more »

Francis Kokutse Quotes

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