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Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún has worked for many years as a linguist (formerly at Google), lexicographer (Oxford University Press dictionaries), Fulbright scholar of Yorùbá (Southern Illinois University), and schoolteacher of English in Lagos, Nigeria. His works of poetry, essay, criticism, translation, and travel writing have been published in AfricanWriter.com, BrittlePaper, International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Popula, Saraba Magazine, and others. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press, UK, in November 2018. In 2016, he was the recipient of the “Special Prize” of Premio Ostana, given for work in indigenous language advocacy. He is currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library.

Poems translated by Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún