late Pulitzer Prize winning poet
Professor and Literary Critic, World Literature Today
distinguished South African poet
TIJAN M. SALLAH is one of the leading African poets of the post-Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka generation. Born in Sere Kunda, Gambia, in 1958, he was educated in the US at Berea College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he received a Ph.D. in economics. A former professor of economics at several American universities, he now works for the World Bank. Author of several books of poetry, short stories, ethnography, literary criticism, scholarly articles, whose works have been featured over the National Public Radio and the BBC, Dr. Sallah most recent book is a biography of Africa’s foremost novelist, Chinua Achebe. He is currently completing his first novel on the Abrahamic religions in Africa.