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First Name Nduka
Last Name Otiono
Member Since April 19, 2021
Email nduka.otiono@carleton.ca
City Ottawa
State ON
Country Canada
Company Carleton University
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Bio NDUKA OTIONO is a writer, Associate Professor of African Studies and English, and Graduate Program Supervisor at 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.
Publications Otiono, N. (2021). DisPlace: The Poetry of Nduka Otiono. edited by Peter Midgley. Afterword by Chris Dunton. Wilfrid Laurie University Press. [forthcoming--October 19, 2021]. Otiono, N. (2008). Love in a Time of Nightmares (Poems). Maryland, USA: Publish America. [Winner of James Patrick Folinsbee Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing]. Otiono, N. (2007). Rivers Within. Chapbook, Olive Reading Series, Edmonton, Canada. Otiono, N. (1997). Voices in the Rainbow (Poems). Lagos: Oracle Books Ltd. [Honorary Mention, Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Poetry Prize]. Otiono, N. (1995). The Night Hides with a Knife (Short Stories). Ibadan: New Horn Press and Critical Forum. [Joint-winner, Association of Nigerian Authors/Spectrum Fiction Prize]. Edited Collections Otiono, N., & Umezurike, U. (Eds.) (2020). Wreaths for a Wayfarer: An Anthology in Honour of Pius Adesanmi. Ottawa: Daraja Press & Lagos: Narrative Landscapes Press. Otiono, N., & Okonyedo, D. (Eds.) (2006). Camouflage: Best of Contemporary Writing from Nigeria. Yenagoa: Treasure Books. Otiono, N., & Osondu, E.C. (Eds.) (1998). We-men: An Anthology of Men Writing on Women. Ibadan: New Horn Press and Critical Forum.
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Awards Winner, Association of Nigerian Authors/Spectrum Prize for Fiction. Honourable Mention, Association of Nigerian Authors/Cadbury Poetry Prize.
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