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Segun, Mabel D(orothy Aig-Imoukhuede)

SEGUN, Mabel D(orothy Aig-Imoukhuede)

SEGUN, Mabel D(orothy Aig-Imoukhuede). Also writes as Jolaoso. Nigerian, b. 1930. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoirs, Essays. Career: Teacher, Nigeria, 1953-59; Western Nigeria Legislature, Ibadan, Hansard, editor, 1959-61; Western Nigeria Ministry of Information, Ibadan, information officer, 1961-63; Lintas Ltd., Lagos, copywriter, 1964; trainee ed., Silver Burdett, publishers, Morristown, NJ, 1965, and Harper and Row, NYC, 1966; editor, Modern Woman, 1966-67, and Franklin Book Programmes, Lagos, 1967; Federal Ministry of Education, Broadcasting Unit, Lagos, education officer, 1967-68, head, 1969- 70, chief federal inspector of education, 1981-82; National Technical Teach- ers College, Lagos, head, Dept. of English and Social Studies, 1971-73, 1974-79, acting vice-principal, 1978-79; Unesco, Paris, deputy permanent delegate of Nigeria, 1979-81, acting permanent delegate, 1981; University of Ibadan, Institute of African Studies, sr. research fellow, 1982-89; Children's Literature Documentation and Research Centre, director, 1990-2003. Publications: My Father's Daughter (autobiography), 1965; Friends, Nigerians, Countrymen (essays), 1977, in Nigeria as Sorry No Vacancy, 1985; (ed. with N. Grant) Under the Mango Tree (poetry), 2 vols., 1980; Conflict and Other Poems, 1986; My Mother's Daughter (autobiography), 1987; (ed.) Illustrating for Children, 1988; Ping Pong: 25 Years of Table Tennis, 1989; The Surrender and Other Stories, 1995. FOR CHILDREN: Youth Day Parade, 1983; Olu and the Broken Statue, 1985; The First Corn (picture book), 1989; The Twins and the Tree Spirits (picture book), 1991. Address: 2 Alade Shonubi St, Aguda, PO Box 2208, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. Online address: [email protected]

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