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|Member Since||April 19, 2021|
|Branch Affiliation||National Capital Region|
|Bio||NDUKA OTIONO is a writer, Associate Professor of African Studies and English, and Director of the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University. He is the author and co-editor of several books of creative writing and academic research. Prior to turning to academia, he was for many years a journalist in Nigeria, General Secretary of Association of Nigerian Authors, founding member of the Nigerian chapter of UNESCO’s Committee on Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage, and founding member of the Board of the $100,000 annual Nigerian Prize for Literature. His professional honours include a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Capital Educator’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Early Career Award for Research Excellence, Carnegie Africa Diaspora Fellowship (twice), and Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award.|
|Awards||Winner of the African Literature Association Book of the Year Award--Creative Writing Finalist for the Archibald Lampard Award for Poetry. Winner of James Patrick Folinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing. Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors/Spectrum Prize for Fiction. Honourable Mention, Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Poetry Prize.|
|Genres||Academic, Autobiography, Biography & Memoir, Childrens Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Educational, Fiction, Freelance, Gay & Lesbian, Playwriting, Poetry, Politics & Social Science, Religion & Spirituality, Sports & Outdoor, Young Adult|
|Available For||Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements|
|Services Offered||Book Reviews, Copywriting, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Promotional Copy, Research, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Storytelling, Translation|