Ake Festival 2017
14-18 November, 2017
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Kola Tubosun is a Nigerian linguist, writer, editor, and teacher. His work spans the fields of education, technology, literature, journalism, and linguistics. He is a Fulbright Fellow (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2009) and recipient of the Premio Ostana Special Prize for Mother Tongue Literature (Cuneo Italy, 2016).
He is the founder and curator of YorubaName.com, a language documentation, lexicography, and technological effort. His writings, reviews, translations, essays, and interviews, have appeared in Aké Review, Brittle Paper, International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Saraba Magazine, and recently in Literary Wonderlands, an anthology edited by Laura Miller. He was the co-editor of Aké Review in 2015.
His poetry chapbook, Attempted Speech & Other Fatherhood Poems was released by Saraba Magazine in September, 2015. He can be found online at KTravula.com.