Biography Of Niyi Osundare

NAME:Niyi Osundare 


PLACE OF BIRTH: Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State

OCCUPATION: A nigerian lawyer and journalist. She is the former ceo of the nigerian women’s trust fund.

EDUCATION: He gained degrees at the University of Ibadan (BA), the University of Leeds (MA) and York University, Canada 

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In 1997, he accepted a teaching and research post at the university of new orleans. In 2005 osundare was caught in hurricane katrina, and he and his wife were stuck in their attic for 26 hours. Their neighbour, who at the time was driving by in his boat, heard their shouts for help.

They were rescued and bounced around from rescue shelters till they ended up in rindge, new hampshire, where osundare could get a teaching job as a professor at franklin pierce college till things settled down.

PUBLICATIONS: Songs from the marketplace
Village voices
The eye of the earth
Songs of the season
Waiting laughters
Selected poems
Thread in the loom
The word is an egg
The state visit
Pages from the book of the sun
Early birds
Two plays
The emerging perspectives on niyi osundare

HONORS AND AWARDS: First Prize, Western State of Nigeria Poetry Competition (1968)
1981 Major Book Prize and Letter of Commendation, BBC Poetry Competition (1981)
Honorable Mention, Noma Award for Publishing in Africa (1986)
Honorable Mention, Noma Award for Publishing in Africa (1989)
Association of Nigerian Authors(ANA) Poetry Prize (1986)
Joint-Winner, Overall Commonwealth Poetry Prize (1986)
Kwanza Award 


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