Nebraska Authors

Oyekan Owomoyela

Born (Nigeria)

Died 2007-10-06

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Other


Storytelling; Trickser Tales


Bachelor of Arts, 1963, London, UK
Master of Fine Arts, 1966, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
PhD, 1970, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Professor of English

Places Worked

Instructor, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1964
Lecturer, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1968-1972
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1972-1975
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1975-1981
Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Technical Support and Services, Centre for Management Development, Lagos, Nigeria, 1975-1976
Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981-
Visiting Scholar, University of Ghana, Legon, 1998-1999
Ryan Professor of African Literature, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2000-


Received University of Nebraska award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, 1994.


A History of Twentieth-Century African Literatures. 1993.
Yoruba Trickster Tales. 1997.
Yoruba proverbs. 2005.

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