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Babafemi Adeyemi Osofisan

EMAIL: okinbalaunko@yahoo.com
PHONE: +2348033048383
ADDRESS: Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIE: Sports (Swimming, Golf, Football), Music, Travelling
MEMBERSHIP STATUS: Fellow
YEAR OF INDUCTION/ADMISSION:
2006
POST HELD: Member of the IWG, till date
MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: Ibadan Working Group



INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION: Rivers State University, Port Harcourt
SPECIALTIES: Professor of English and Comparative Literature
APPOINTMENTS: See Attached CV
PARTICIPATION IN GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/PROJECTS: See Attached CV
COMMUNITY SERVICE: See Attached CV

Biography

Professor Femi Osofisan (aka Okinba Launko) was born at Erunwon on the 16th June 1946. He had his secondary education at the Government College, Ibadan and then proceeded to the University of Ibadan where, after a year abroad in Dakar, Senegal, he obtained an Honours degree in French in 1966. Eight years later, after aborting his postgraduate studies in Paris, he returned to Ibadan to obtain his PhD in 1974, and then joined the faculty as Assistant Lecturer. He rose to the post of Professor in 1985, and was made Emeritus Professor in 2014 on retirement.

Osofisan has published over forty plays, five novellas, six volumes of poetry, as well as the acclaimed biography of J.P. Clark, entitled, J.P. Clark: A Voyage.

A former President of the Association of Nigerian Authors [ANA], of PEN-Nigeria and the Pan African Writers Association [PAWA], Osofisan has been the recipient of several Fellowships and Awards, including the French National Order of Merit Award (1991); the University of Ibadan Faculty of Arts Distinguished Alumnus Award (2001); the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for the Humanities (2004); and the prestigious Fonlon-Nichols Award (2005). In 2006, he became a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

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