About Nii Parkes
Nii Parkes is a Ghanaian poet, writer, editor, social commentator, and author of the novel Tail of the Blue Bird, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. In 2007 he was the 2007 recipient of Ghana’s national ACRAG award for poetry and literary advocacy. His latest book of poetry, Ballast: A Remix was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award, and he serves on the boards of the Poetry Book Society, the Arvon Foundation and the Caine Prize.
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