Funso Aiyejina

Funso Aiyejina is a poet, short story writer, and playwright, born in Nigeria and living in Trinidad and Tobago. He is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. His collection of short fiction, The Legend of the Rockhills and Other Stories, won the 2000 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa). He is a widely published critic on African and West African literature and culture, and deputy director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival.