OBAFEMI, Prof Olufemi




B.A, M.A, Ph.D.; university teacher; b: April 4, 1950, ht. Akutupa, so: Kogi; m: Grace Duope Ajileye. nc:two s,oned; ed: Methodist Primary School, Kaba, 1956-64; Government Secondary School, Dekina, 1965-69;Titcome College, Egbe, 1970-71 ;Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1972-75; University of Sheffield, England, UK, 1977-78; University of Leeds, England, 1978-71. Career: Information Officer, Ministry of Information, KwaraState 1976; Graduate Assistant University of Ilorin, 1976-78; visiting Scholar,1978;Assistant Lecturer, 1978-81;Lecturer II, 1981-83; Lecturer 1, 1983-85; Senior Lecturer, 1985-88; Reader,University of Ilorin, 1990; prof. University of Ilorin, since 1990; visiting prof. University of Bayerth, Germany, 1993-95; Guest Lecturer, Graduate Studies, Department of English, University of Leeds, England; Head, Department of Modem European Languages, 1990- 93; Dean, Student Affairs, University of Ilorin, 1993-98;ee: Department of Theatre Arts, University of lbadan, 1991-93; Bayero University Kano,1990- 93; 1997-97; Bendel State University,Ekpoma, 1993-96; Universityof Jos, 1995-98; Benue State University Makurdi, 1997-99; mem. Faculty Representative, Junior Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee, 1987- 89; University of Ilorin Governing Council, 1990-99; Congregational Representative, University Senate, since 1990; Editorial mm: African Theatre Review,Yaounde, 1987-89; Editor, Consultant, Journal of Capitalism, Nature. Socialism,California, USA, 1990; Associate Editor, RELS Monograph Series; Consultant Cambridge Guide to World Theatre; Ed. Professor Martin Benham; Editor, Literature in English, Distance Learning and Continuing Education, University of Abuja 1990-91; Consultant Contributor, Blackwell Companion to 20th Century Theatre, 1990; Editor, NewIntroduction toLiterature; Editor, New Introduction to the English Language, 1994; Co-editor, Issues in Contemporary African Social and Political Thoughts, 1994; co-editor, Character is Beauty: Redefining Yoruba Identity, African World Press, 1981- 96; Associate Editor, African Theatre Journal, since 1997, Editorial Board, The Post Express newspapers, since 1998; Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities, 1982-83; ch. 1983-86; Faculty Representative, Board of Survey, 1983-86; Consultant West African Examinations Council, 1987; Special Committee, Kwara StateCouncil for Arts and Culture 1994- 96; ch. editorial board, The Forerunner newspapers, 1996; mm. International Semiotics Association, Nigerian Literature Society, Association, of Nigerian Authors, Nigerian English Studies Association, Union of African Performing Artistes; Association for the study of New Literatures in English, American Studies Association, African Literature Association; Nigerian Folklore Society; Toronto Semiotics Circle, f: Cambridge International Seminar on British Writing, 1993; h: First prize, John F. Kennedy Memorial Essay 1970; Kwara State scholarship for undergraduate studies 1972; University of Ilorin Staff Development Grant University of Leeds, Cultural Studies Travel Grant 1979; Distinguished Scholar Lecturer, University of Toronto 1983; Commonwealth fellowship, University of Leed, 1989; DAAD study visit grant, Germany, 1993; International Visitor Programme of United States Information Agency 1995; DAAD research visit grant, Germany, 1993; International Visitor ProgrammeofUnited States Information Agency 1995; DAADresearch visit grant Germany, 1996; Guest Writer's Award, Oyo, 1998; publ: Author: Nigerian Writers and the Nigerian Civil War, 1992; New Introduction to Literature, Ibadan, Associated Books, 1994; New Introduction to English Language, Ibadan Associated Books, 1994; Issues in Contemporary African and Social Political Thought; Vol. II 1994 Lagos, Ilorin. Co ed, New Poetry from Africa, University Press Ibadan, 1995; Contemporary Nigerian Theatre, Bayrenth African Studies, Germany, 1996; Night of Mystical Beats: A Dramatic Epic 1986, Benin City; 77ie New Dawn (Full Length Play). 1986; Suicide Symdrome. 1988; Nairn Has no Gender, Craft Books, Lagos, 1993; Songs of Hope, Joe- Noye Associate Press, 1996; Ilorin; Wheels, Lagos Kraft Books, 1997. sc: Ajon Social Club; Akutupa Welfare Association, hob: football, table tennis, badminton, music, singing, dancing, off: Department of Modem European Languages, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin, The Post Express Newspapers, 7, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos, tel: 01-5453349. fax: 5453436. res:3, Itedo Quarters, Atukupa Bunu, Kogi State.
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