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Birthplace
Nigeria
Residence
Trinidad and Tobago
Identities
Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria
DOB
Not provided
Gender
Male

Funso Aiyejina

Funṣọ Aiyejina is a poet, short story writer, and playwright, born in Nigeria and living in Trinidad and Tobago. He is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

Funṣọ Aiyejina is a Nigerian, resident in Trinidad and Tobago. He was born in Ososo, Nigeria in 1949. He is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and literary and cultural critic. He studied at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada; and The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He has taught at Obafemi Awolowo University; Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, USA (as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence); and The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

He is the author of A Letter to Lynda and Other Poems (winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors Poetry Prize); I, The Supreme and Other Poems, and The Legend of the Rockhills and Other Stories (winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa). He is a James Michener Fellow of the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, University of Miami, Miami and an Honorary Fellow of the International Writers Workshop, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. He is the author of Earl Lovelace (Caribbean Biography Series). He is the co-facilitator of the Cropper Foundation Residential Writers Workshop; a member of the Board of Directors and the Deputy Festival Director of the Bocas Lit Fest, the literary festival of Trinidad and Tobago; and Emeritus Professor, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

The Errors of the Rendering is his third book of poetry.

Author photograph by Naomi Howard. Credit for the stone sculpture on the book cover, "Balance", goes to Funso Aiyejina.

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