Comprehensive information about Niyi Osundare including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Niyi Osundare (born in 1947 in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria ) is a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic. He gained degrees at the University of Ibadan (BA), the University of Leeds (MA) and York University, Canada (PhD, 1979). Previously professor (from 1989) and Head of English (1993–97) at the University of Ibadan, he became professor of English at the University of New Orleans in 1997. Niyi has a wife, Kimi, and three children, two girls and a son who still lives in Nigeria. His deaf daughter is the real reason Niyi settled in the United States. She could not go to school in Nigeria so they found a school in the U.S. for her. They moved with her so Niyi and Kimi could be closer to her. This educational Niyi Osundare resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.
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