OSUNDARE, Professor Olaniyi

B.A., Ph.D., poet, writer, academic; b: March 12, 1947; ht: Ikere-Ekiti, so: Ekiti; m: Adekemi Odedele, 1975; nc: one s, two d; ed: St. Luke's School, Ikere, 1953-59;Amoye Grammar School, Ikere, 1961-66; Christ's School, Ado-Ekiti, 1967- 68; University of Ibadan, 1969-72; University of Ueds, England, 1973-74; York University, Toronto, Canada, 1976-79. cr: School teacher, Christ's School, Ado-Ekiti, 1972-73; snr. Ucturer in English, University of Ibadan, 1982; Columnist, Newswatch Magazine, 1986; mm: African Literature Association of Nigerian Authors; Association of Nigerian Authors, National Commission for Museums & Monuments; University of Ibadan, 1982-2005, where he retired; prof, of English of New Orleans, USA; visiting prof. Franklin Pierced College. New Hamspire. awards: Winner, First Prize, Western State Poetry Competition, 1968; Book Prize in the BBC Poetry Competition, 1981; Poetry Prize, Association of Nigerian Authors Award, 1986; Overall Joint-Winner, Commonwealth Poetry Prize, 1986. NOMA Award, the Cadbury Prize, Fonlon-Nichols Award, 1998; publ: Songs of The Market Place, New Horn Press, 1983, Village Voices, Evans, Ibadan, 1984, A Nib in the Pond, Unite Monograph Series, Ife, 1986, the Eye of Tlie Earth, Heinemann, Ibadan, 1986, Moonsongs, Spectrum Books, Ibadan, 1988; / Want To Touch The World; Telling Gift; Waiting Laugters; Horses of Memory, 1999; fd: Doctorate degree in Human letters by Franklin Pierce College, Rindge New Hampshire; Head of English department University of Orleans, USA; hob: writing, reading. off: Department of English, University of New Orleans, USA. res: Flat 1, Block 2, Barth Road, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
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