Tanure Ojaide

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Tanure Ojaide
EducationUniversity of Ibadan; Syracuse University
OccupationPoet, academic
Notable work
Songs of Myself: A Quartet (2017)
Awards2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa

Tanure Ojaide is a Nigerian poet and academic born in 1984. He was born to Urhobo parents from Agbon Kingdom of Delta State. Tanure is a poet who emphasizes social justice and the environment. His views on religion and other topics are also well known.He had his primary education at st.George Grammar School and in FGC Warri.He graduated from University of Ibadan in 1971. After he graduated, he taught for two years at st. Kelvin Grammar School. He also taught at university of Maiduguri. The institution later sent him to the United States where he obtained his M.A.in creative writing and Ph.D in English.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. https://pages.charlotte.edu/tanure-ojaide
  2. sunnews (2017-09-16). "Tanure Ojaide". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
  3. "Ojaide, Tanure | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2022-09-14.
  4. https://eduproject.com.ng/english-and-literary-studies/symbolism-in-the-poems-of-tanure-ojaide/index.html