Gladys May Casely-Hayford alias Aquah Laluah (11 May 1904, Axim - October 1950, Freetown) was a Sierra Leonean writer, daughter of Adelaide Casely-Hayford. She started the Krio language literature.
She studied in Ghana and Wales, danced with a Berlin jazz band, and returning to Africa taught at her mother's Girls' Vocational School in Freetown. Her first poems were published in the Atlantic Monthly and The Philadelphia Tribune. Her poetry has been widely anthologized.
- Take'um so, 1948 (poetry)
- Cary Nelson, "Gladys May Casely-Hayford (Aquah LaLuah) (1904-1950)", Modern American Poetry.
- Chipasula, Stella; Chipasula, Frank Mkalawile, eds. (1995). The Heinemann Book of African women's Poetry. Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-435-90680-1. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
- See Countee Cullen, ed., Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Verse by Negro Poets, 1927; Langston Hughes, ed., Poetry of the Negro World, 1949; African Treasury, 1960; Poems from Black Africa, 1963; Langston Hughes and Christiane Reynault, eds., Antologie Africaine et Malgache; Margaret Busby, ed, Daughters of Africa, 1992..
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