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Obo Aba Hisanjani
Nigerian poet

Obo Aba Hisanjani

Obo Aba Hisanjani
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Intro Nigerian poet
Is Poet
From Nigeria
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 24 November 1949
Age 73 years
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Obo Aba Hisanjani (24 November 1949) is a Nigerian poet.
He was born in the small village of Ajah, now a bustling marketplace. He has campaigned against the development and exploitation of the surrounding areas for purely commercial purposes. In a television interview in 2001 he spoke about the loss of traditional land rights and values.
Known in Lagos as the Bushman Poet, he is known for his native rhythms and complex Yoruba rhymes. His main themes cover traditional practices. He was criticised by many politicians in the 1980s for being against modernisation.
He is currently the Nigerian Poet Laureate.

List of works

  • Èdè Yorùbá (1965)
  • Egbe Isokan Egbe Omo (1971)
  • Oyibos are a comin (1982) (translated as 'Whitemen are coming')
  • Ade Oyibos (1991) (trans. The Royal Banana Man / White Man)

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