Ake Festival 2016
15-19 November, 2016
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Remi Raji is the pen name of Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, author of six volumes of poetry including A harvest of laughters (1997), Lovesong for my wasteland (2005), Gather my blood rivers of song (2009) and Sea of my mind (2013).
Raji has been visiting professor and poet to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Universities of California at Riverside and Irvine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Stockholms University, Sweden, Cambridge University, UK, and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. His poetry has been translated into French, German, Catalan, Swedish, Ukrainian, Latvian, Croatian and Hungarian.
He was African editor of Drumvoices Revue – Journal of Contemporary Arts and Literature (1999-2010). His latest academic publication is entitled Playful Blasphemies: Postproverbials as Archetypes of Modernity in Yoruba Culture (2012).
Remi Raji is the current President of the Association of Nigerian Authors. He teaches Literature and Creative Writing in the Department of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.