National Dead Writers Week – Society Of Young Nigerian Writers

National Dead Writers Week – Society Of Young Nigerian Writers

SYNW is currently collating the list of dead Nigerian writers for its proposed forthcoming online programme tagged “National Dead Writers’ Week” aim at remembering and recalling the memories of Nigerian dead writers.

We are also expecting you (Nigerian writers) to send us the Name(s), picture(s), Title(s) of Book(s), State, Short profile of any late Nigerian author(s) you know. Kindly forward the data to societyofyoungnigerianwriters@gmail.com and woleadedoyin@gmail.com

Meanwhile below listed names are some of the names we’ve compiled for our proposed project, we are still adding. You can also assist by sending us more.  Please send to the above given emails.

  1. Chinua Achebe (1930-2013 Novelist, Poet, Critic
  2. Yemi Ajibade (1929-2013) Playwright and Actor
  3. Akilu Aliu (1918-1998) Poet
  4. M. Aluko (1918-2010) Novelist & Autobiographer
  5. Elechi Amadi  (1934-2016) Novelist
  6. Olumbe Bashir (1919-2001)
  7. Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1807-1891) Linguist, Diarist, Explorer, Writer and Translator
  8. Usman Dan Fodio (1754-1817)
  9. Buchi Emecheta (1944-2017) Novelist
  10. Olaudah Equiano (c 1745-97) Autobiographer
  11. Cyprian Ekwensi (1921-2007) Novelist
  12. O. Fagunwa – (1903-1963) Novelist
  13. Abubakar Imam – (1911-1981) Novelist
  14. Samuel Johnson – (1846-1901) Historian
  15. Festus Iyayi – (1947-2013) Novelist
  16. Duro Ladipo – (1931-1978)Playwright and Dramatist
  17. Nkem Nwankwo –(1936-2001) Novelist
  18. Flora Nwapa – (1931-1993) Novelist
  19. Christopher Okigbo (1932-1967) Poet
  20. Afolabi Olabimtan – (1932-2003)
  21. Kola Onadipe – (1922-1988)
  22. Dennis Osadebay – (1911-1995) – Poet
  23. Ola Rotimi – (1938-2000) Novelist, Playwright and Theatre Director
  24. Ken Saro Wiwa – (1941-1995) Playwright, Novelist and Poet
  25. Zulu Sofola – (1935-1995) Playwright
  26. Amos Tutuola – (1920-1997) Novelist
  27. Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1944-1986) Poet
  28. Ken Wiwa – (1968-2016) Biographer
  29. Nana Asmau – (1793-1864)
  30. Bola Ige (1930-2001)
  31. Tai Solarin
  32. Anthony Enahoro – (1923-2010)
  33. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa – (1912-1966)
  34. Aminu Kano – (1920 – 1983)
  35. Egbert Udo Udoma – (1917-1998)
  36. Ayodele Awojobi (1937-1984)
  37. Margaret Ekpo – (1914-2006)
  38. Adegoke Adelabu – (1915-1958)
  39. Catherine Obiajunu Acholonu – (1951-2014)
  40. Fela Sowande (1905-1987)
  41. Joshua Uzoigwe (1946-2005)
  42. Norman Pannell – (1901-1979)
  43. Chike Obi – (1921-2008)
  44. D’Okhai Ojeikere (1930-2014)
  45. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996)
  46. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933-2011)
  47. Abubakar Gimba – (1952-2015) – Poet and Novelist
  48. Dapo Adelugba – (1939-2014) – Playwright and Theatre Director
  49. Kolapo Oyefeso (Died at the age of 39) Children Literature Writer
  50. Ify Omalicha Agwu (Died at the age of
  51. Sesan Ajayi (1959-1994) Poet

 



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