Segun, Mabel (1930–)

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Segun, Mabel (1930–)

Nigerian short-story and children's writer. Name variations: Mabel Dorothy Segun. Born Feb 18, 1930, in Ondo, Nigeria; attended University College of Ibadan.

Worked as editor, broadcaster, teacher, and researcher; was founder and first president of Children's Literature Association of Nigeria; works include My Father's Daughter (1965), Youth Day Parade (1983), My Mother's Daughter (1985), Sorry, No Vacancy (1985), Conflict and Other Poems (1986), and The Surrender and Other Stories (1995); radio broadcasts collected as Friends, Nigerians, Countrymen (1977); also was the 1st Nigerian woman to become a table tennis champion and wrote about experiences in Ping Pong (1989).