Ojaide, Tanure

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OJAIDE, Tanure

OJAIDE, Tanure. Nigerian, b. 1948. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Poet and educator. St. Kevin's College, Kokori, Nigeria, teacher, 1971-73; Federal Government College, Warri, Nigeria, English teacher, 1973-75; Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, lecturer in English and communication, 1975-77; University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, lecturer in English/communications, 1977-85, senior lecturer, 198587, reader, 1987-89; Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, Visiting Johnston Professor of Third World Literatures, 1989-90; University of North Carolina at Charlotte, assistant professor, 1990-93, associate professor, 1993-98, professor of African- American and African studies, 1998-, also became chair of African Studies Academy; National Endowment for the Humanities fellow, 1990-2000; Albright College, Reading, PA, National Endowment for the Humanities Professor, 1996-97. Publications: POETRY: Children of Iroko and Other Poems, 1973; (with S.S. Ugheteni) Yono Urhobo: Obe Rerha, 1981; Labyrinths of the Delta, 1986; The Eagle's Vision, 1987; Poems, 1988; The Endless Song, 1989; The Fate of Vultures and Other Poems, 1990; The Blood of Peace, 1991; The Daydream of Ants, 1997; Cannons for the Brave, 1998; Delta Blues and Home Songs, 1998; Invoking the Warrior Spirit, 1998; When It No Longer Matters Where You Live, 1998; Invoking the Warrior Spirit: New and Selected Poems, 1999. Contributor of poems to periodicals and anthologies. OTHER: The Poetry of Wole Soyinka (criticism), 1994; Poetic Imagination in Black Africa: Essays on African Poetry (criticism), 1996; Great Boys: An African Childhood (autobiography), 1998. Contributor to books on African studies and African poets. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: African-American and African Studies Dept, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]