Toyin Adewale-Gabriel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969) is a Nigerian writer. She writes poetry and has worked as a literary critic for The Guardian, Post Express and The Daily Times.[1] Adewale-Gabriel writes in both English and in German.[2]

Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, she received her MA Lit degree from Obafemi Awolowo University.[3] She was co-founder and co-ordinator for several years of the Association of Writers of Nigeria.[1] Her works include: Naked Testimonies, 1995; Breaking The Silence, 1996; Inkwells, 1997; Die Aromaforscherin, 1998; Flackernde Kerzen, 1999; 25 New Nigerian Poets, 2000; Aci Cikolata, Gunizi Yayincilik, 2003; and Nigerian Women Short Stories, 2005. She has also won awards for poetry and short fiction.[3]

Naked Testimonies deals with Nigerian politics, and the poems are reflective and personal.[4]


  1. ^ a b Aka, Jubril Olabode (2012). Nigerian Women of Distinction, Honour and Exemplary Presidential Qualities. Trafford. p. 243. ISBN 9781466915541.
  2. ^ Oloruntoba-Oju, Taiwo (2009). "Tracking an African Feminist Aesthetic". In Barthet, Stella Borg. Shared Waters: Sounding in Postcolonial Literatures. Cross/Cultures. pp. 144–145. ISBN 9789042027664.
  3. ^ a b Azuonye, Nnorom (November 2003). "Toyin Adewale-Gabriel". Sentinel Poetry (12). ISSN 1479-425X. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  4. ^ "The Girlish Girlie in Toyin Adewale Gabriel's Poetry: An Appraisal". Sun News. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2016.