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From Six Strings and a Note: Legendary Guitarist Agya Koo Nimo in His Own Words

The great Ghanaian guitarist, poet, and oral historian Koo Nimo's 2016 autobiography concludes with a chapter entitled "How Far the Sound Travels," in which people who became close with him over the years are given space to offer their impressions, share their stories, and otherwise illuminate Koo's life from the outside. I was quite honored to be asked to submit something for this part of the book; others featured in the chapter include distinguished Professors Royal Hartigan, John Collins, and Abena Busia. Koo is a towering figuring in Ghanaian culture and his desire that his book end with the words of others testifies to his generosity and his humility, and hints at the source of his greatness.

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