Ian KeteKu


Creative Writing

Ian Keteku is an internationally acclaimed writer/performer and the 2010 World Poetry Slam champion. He uses his voice to inspire messages of peace, action, and critical thought. With a heritage in Ghana, Ian’s work is strongly influenced by his upbringing and journeys throughout Africa. His work follows in the lineage of ancient African storytellers by paying homage to the past and revisiting themes and lessons from previous generations.

Ian is also a multimedia artist who works with video and animation producing thought-provoking poetic short films. He currently teaches creative writing at OCAD University. His work has been translated into French, Slovak, Russian, Danish, Arabic, ASL and others. His debut book of poetry Black Abacus is published by Write Bloody North.