September Contributors


Femi Osofisan is mostly known for his many plays. One of Nigeria’s foremost playwrights after the Soyinka generation, he is also a poet. Apart from more than twenty plays, he has published the following collections of poetry:  Minted Coins (Ibadan: Heinemann;  1987), winner ANA poetry prize; Dream Seeker on a Divine Chain (Ibadan: Kraft Books, 1993) and Ire Ni, Pain Remembers, Love Rekindles!


Sanya Osha has published his poetry in anthologies in Nigeria, Germany and the United States. He was co-winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors’ prize for prose in 1992 and currently works as a researcher at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His book Kwasi Wiredu and Beyond: The Text, Writing and Thought in Africa was published in 2005.


Eila Mahima Jaipaul was born in Brooklyn to first generation immigrants from the fair Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She now lives in upstate New York. A graduate of Siena College, Eila started her writing career as a network television news producer. She currently writes poetry (mostly in an erotic, sensual, prose-like form), is working on getting a chapbook published and paints glass to earn some kind of living in the mean time. Her work was recently featured in ‘The Other Voices International Poetry Project’


Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a poet in Hong Kong and is doing graduate work at The Univeristy of Hong Kong.


Kara Stonehouse is a budding community leader in the Ottawa area. She works at the Shad Valley leadership camp in Ottawa and volunteers for Big Brothers and Sister of Ottawa. Kara is an industrial designer. 


Joanne John was born in Trinidad and Tobago and immigrated to Ottawa in 1967. She graduated from Lisgar Collegiate, Carleton University (B.A. English) and Algonquin College (Journalism). She is a communications professional.


Toyin Loye was born in 1959 into a traditional royal house in Ijebu Jesa, Nigeria. He studied Fine Art at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife. He now lives and works in the Hague, the Netherlands. More recently, he has been developing new ways of working with different materials and media. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout galleries in Nigeria, Senegal, Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Germany, Spain, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Toyin Loye was commissioned by FIFA along with Andreas Gursky, Luo Brothers, Markus Lupetz and others to create the official Art Poster for the Germany 2006 World Cup.


Olu Oguibe is a Nigerian art historian, curator, poet and author. He is Associate Professor of Art and African American studies at the University of Connecticut. He won the 1992 prestigious All Africa Christopher Okigbo Prize for Literature with the poetry collection, A Gathering Fear. He has published critical books like The Culture Game, among others. He has also won the Indira Ghandi Memorial Award.



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Sentinel Poetry (Online) #46

The International Journal of Poetry & Graphics...since 2002                  

ISSN 1479-425X

Editor: Amatoritsero Ede

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