ISBN 9789780690274
Pages 112
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2006
Publisher University Press, Nigeria, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Tender Moments. Love Poems

by Niyi Osundare

The home of the international award-winning Nigerian poet was devastated by Hurricane Katrinia in New Orleans, destroying his library, manuscripts, and other valuable possessions. This is his first collection since that time. Sensuous, daring and characteristically lyrical; these poems are a testimony to the affirmation of life and the indestructibility of the creative spirit. We see the deeply personal side of the bard widely regarded as a political poet.

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About the Author

Niyi Osundare

Poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist, Niyi Osundare has authored over ten volumes of poetry, two books of selected poems, four plays, a book of essays, and numerous articles on literature, language, culture, and society. He regards his calling as a writer and his profession as a teacher as essentially complementary.

He was educated on three continents: B.A. (Honours) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, M.A. from the University of Leeds in England, and Ph.D. from York University, Toronto, Canada. The wide and varied exposure accruing from this has proved very useful for his writing and teaching careers. Born in Nigeria, one of the most linguistically and culturally heterogeneous countries in the world, he learnt early in life the complexities and challenges of diversity.

He began his teaching career at the University of Ibadan in 1974 and rose to the position of full professor there in 1989. From 1993 to 1997, he was the chair of its Department of English. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990 to 1991, and in 1991/92, an associate professor of English at the University of New Orleans, where he returned as full professor in 1997, and was selected university research professor in 2001. His areas of specialization are African literature, literature of the African diaspora, literary stylistics, sociolinguistics, and creative writing

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