ISBN 9789785879803
Pages 262
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

God's Naked Children

Selected and New Stories

by Tanure Ojaide

Here is a collection of selected and new short stories by Tanure Ojaide. Three stories from his two previous collections The Debt Collector and The Old Man in a State House are included along with new diverse stories exploring topics and themes not present in his previous works. The stories could be realistic but are fictional, Ojaide writes memoir, poetry and fiction in the forms of short story and novel with common threads connecting his writing irrespective of genre.

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About the Author

Tanure Ojaide

A renowned poet, Tanure Ojaide has won major national and international poetry awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Africa Region (1987), the BBC Arts and Africa Poetry Award (1988), twice the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and thrice the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988, 1994 and 2004. In 2016 Ojaide was awarded the the prestigious Fonlon-Nichols Award at the 42nd annual African Literature Association (ALA) conference in Atlanta.

For Tanure Ojaide, "the creative writer is never an airplant, but someone who is grounded in some specific place. It is difficult to talk of many writers without their identification with place. Every writer's roots are very important in understanding his or her work." He has read from his poetry in different fora in Africa, Britain, Canada, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, and the United States. Some of his poems have been translated into Chinese, Dutch, Spanish and French. He is currently the Frank Porter Graham Professor of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Visit Tanure Ojaide's website here: http://www.tanureojaide.com/