Prof. Kofi Anyidoho Receives University of Glasgow Honorary Doctorate Degree

Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Professor of English, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree, Doctor of the University (DUniv), at the University of Glasgow in Scotland on this year’s Commemoration Day which marks the foundation of the University of Glasglow in 1451.

His award is in recognition of his work in Literature, the Arts and Humanities particularly in slavery and ancestral memory. Among the recipients of the honorary degrees include two former leading political figures - Mario Monti, Italian Prime Minister from 2011 to 2013, and Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland between 1990 and 1997.  

In 2017, The University of Glasgow invited Prof Anyidoho to deliver the James McCune Smith Memorial Lecture, an esteemed lecture series to mark the Black History Month.

Last year, Professor Anyidoho, was one of the seven Corresponding Fellows to be inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The RSE comprises about 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond. 

At the international poetry festival, Smederevo Poetry Autumn, to be held from October 11-13, 2022, Professor Kofi Anyidoho will be awarded the Golden Key of Smederevo. This is the greatest poetic award for life's work and is awarded by the Republic of Serbia.

Congratulations Professor Kofi Anyidoho!