Tanure Ojaide

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Born in the oil-rich but economically impoverished Niger Delta area of Nigeria, Ojaide was raised by his grandmother in a riverine rural environment. He attended a Catholic Grammar School and Federal Government College, Warri. Ojaide was educated at the University of Ibadan, where he received a bachelor's degree in English, and Syracuse University, where he received both the M.A. in Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English.

Areas of Specialization:

  • African Culture and Literature;
  • African Poetry; Pan-African/Black Literatures;
  • Caribbean Literature;
  • Non-Western & Postcolonial Literatures;
  • Folklore and Oral Literatures of Africa and the African Diaspora;