Femi Osofisan

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Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan (born June 1946 in Erunwon, Ogun State) is a Nigerian writer known for his critique of societal problems and his use of African traditional performances and surrealism in some of his novels. A frequent theme his novels explore is the conflict between good and evil. He is in fact a didactic writer whose works seek to correct his decadent society.

Education[edit]

Osofisan attended primary school at Ife and secondary school at Government College, Ibadan. After secondary school, he attended the University of Ibadan. He did his post-graduate studies at the Sorbonne, Paris before holding faculty positions at the University of Ibadan, where he retired as full professor in 2011.

Works[edit]

  • Kolera Kolej. New Horn, 1975.
  • The Chattering and the Song. Ibadan: Ibadan UP, 1977.
  • Morountodun and Other Plays. Lagos: Longman, 1982.
  • Minted Coins (poetry), Heinemann, 1987.
  • Another Raft. Lagos: Malthouse, 1988. [End Page 153]
  • Once upon Four Robbers. Ibadan: Heinemann, 1991
  • Twingle-Twangle A-Twynning Tayle. Longman, 1992.
  • Yungba-Yungba and the Dance Contest: A Parable for Our Times, Heinemann Educational, Nigeria, 1993.
  • The Album of the Midnight Blackout, University Press, Nigeria, 1994.
  • Tegonni: An African Antigone. Tegonni, an African Antigone. Ibadan: Opon Ifa, 1999.
  • Theater and the Rites of 'Post-Negritude' Remembering. Research in African Literatures 30.1 (1999): 1–11.

References[edit]

  • Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale.
  • Article on his works and post-colonial impacts[1]