Tanure Ojaide



Tanure Ojaide (born 1948) is a prolific Nigerian poet and writer. He is noted for his unique stylistic vision and for his intense criticism of imperialism, religion, and other issues.

Ojaide, a Ph.D., 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), the All-Africa Okigbo Prize for Poetry (1988 and 1997), and also the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry Prize (1988 and 1994).
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Average rating: 3.86 · 76 ratings · 3 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fate of Vultures and Other ...

3.67 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1990
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The Poetry of Wole Soyinka

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1994
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The Activist

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2010
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The Tale of the Harmattan

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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New African Poetry: An Anth...

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Delta Blues and Home Songs

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1976
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The Blood of Peace and Othe...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991
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God's Medicine Men & Other ...

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Invoking the Warrior Spirit...

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Urhobo Language Today

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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