OJAIDE, Prof. Tanure




BA, MA, Ph.D; poet, university teacher; Born: April 24, 1948; Hometown: Okpara Inland; State of Origin: Delta; Married: Anne Nomuoja, 1976; No of Children: three Sons, two daughters; EDUCATION: St. George's College, Obinomba, 1961- 65; Federal Government College, Warri, 1966-67; University of Ibadan, 1968-71; Syracuse University, USA, 1978-81. CAREER: Lecturer, Federal Government College, Warri; Petroleum Training Institute Effurun, 1973-77; Lecturer, English, University of Maiduguri, 1973-85; Snr. Lecturer, University of Maiduguri, 1985; Editor-in-Chief, Liwuram (Journal of the Humanities), University of Maiduguri, 1984-86; Co ordinator, Postgraduate Programmes, Department of English, University of Maiduguri; former chairman Association of Nigerian Authors Borno State Branch; mm: African Literature Association, USA; Participant, International Writing Programme, University of Iowa, USA, 1985; Participant, International Poetry Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1988. awards: Runner-up, Association of Nigerian Authors' poetry prize, 1986; African Regional winner. Commonwealth poetry prize, 1987; winner, All-Africa Okigbo prize for poetry, 1988; Joint-winner, Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry prize, 1988; Winner, All Africa Christopher Okigbo Prize for Literature, 1997. Publication: Children of Iroko and other poems, Greenfield Review Press, New York 1973; co-author, Yono Urhobo: Obe Rerha, MacMillan, Ibadan, 1981; Labyrinths of The Delta, Greenfield Review Press, New York, 1986; The Eagles Vision Lotus Press, Detroit, 1987; Sovereign Body, Panther Creek Press Spring, Texas, 2005; Great Boys: An African Childhood; including numerous articles and poems in national and international learned journals; hob: table tennis, travelling; off: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Afro-American and African Studies, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28223, USA. Official Address: Department of English, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Bomo State; Telephone: 076-232-537 extension 195; Home: R25, Staff Quarters, University of Maidugari, Maiduguri, Borno State.
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