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Funso Aiyejina

Funso Aiyejina

Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago


Funso Aiyejina is the former Deputy Festival Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest and a former member of the board of directors of the Bocas Lit Fest. He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and now Professor Emeritus. He is also a prizewinning poet and short story writer. He won the 2000 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa). Born in Nigeria, he has been based in Trinidad and Tobago since 1989. He is a widely published critic of African and Caribbean literature and a specialist on the work of Earl Lovelace. Since 2000 he has co-run the Cropper Foundation Writers Workshop, for Caribbean writers. His third poetry collection, The Errors of the Rendering, was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2020.


2000 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa)2022 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

Years Attended

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2022 Adult’s Festival Participant
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