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us: Peters, Lenrie, 1932-2009



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    • found: Author's Satellites, 1967.
    • found: Wikipedia WWW site, June 2, 2009 (Lenrie Peters; Lenrie Leopold Wilfred Peters; b. Sept. 1, 1932, Bathurst (now Banjul); d. May 28, 2009, Dakar, Senegal; Gambian surgeon, novelist, and poet)
    • found: Wikipedia, Sep. 26, 2013 (Lenrie Peters; Lenrie Leopold Wilfred Peters; grew up in Bathurst, moved to Sierra Leone in 1949, attended Prince of Wales School, Freetown; B.Sc 1956, Trinity College, Cambridge, in natural sciences; medical and surgery diploma 1959, Cambridge; worked for the BBC 1955-1968 on their Africa programs; worked in hospitals in Guildford and Northampton before returning to the Gambia, where he had a surgical practice in Banjul; fellow, West African College of Surgeons, and the Royal College of Surgeons in England)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 04, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Peters, Lenrie; poet, fiction writer, surgeon; born 01 September 1932 presumably in Gambia; published Poems, a collection of poems published by Mbari Publications in Ibadan, Nigeria (1964); published three anthologies with Heinemann: Satellites, Katchikali, and Selected Poetry (1967, 1971, 1981); published with Heinemann in the African Writers' Series, first novel written by a Gambian (1965); The Second Round takes its cue from early poems, We Have Come Home, published in Poems; published short stories, his most revealing writings on race relations, Pan-Africanism, and the future of Africa were published in PrĂ©sence Africaine; died 27 May 2009 in Dakar, Senegal)
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    • PR9378.9.P46
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