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us: Liyong, Taban lo


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

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  • Variants

    • us: Taban lo Liyong
    • us: Lo Liyong, Taban
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1939
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Sudan
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Uganda
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Birth Place

        Kajokaji (Sudan)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) University of Iowa
        • Organization: (naf) University of Nairobi
        • Organization: (naf) University of Papua New Guinea
        • Organization: (naf) Jāmiʻat Jūbā
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) Novelists
            (lcsh) College teachers
        • Sources

          • found: His Fixions, & other stories, 1969.
          • found: Liyong, T. lo. Culture is rutan, 1991: t.p. (Taban Lo Liyong) spine (Taban)
          • found: Homage to Onyame, 1997: t.p. (Taban Lo Liyong) p. 4 of cover (From Juba, southern Sudan; Prof., teaches poetry, African literature, Univ. of Venda, S. Africa)
          • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1939)
          • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Liyong, Taban lo; named Mokotiyang Rekenet meaning "born at night"; his mother Liyong nicknamed him Taban (an Arabic word meaning "I am tired" to signify the troubles she went through bringing him up in exile, he later officially adopted the nickname Taban lo Liyong "The Troubles of Liyong" as his official name; poet, fiction writer; born 1939 in Kajokaji, Sudan; diploma in teaching from the Teacher Education at Kyambogo (1959); bachelor's degree in English and journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa (1968); briefly went back to Uganda; went to the Kenya and worked as a researcher at the University of Nairobi (1968-1975); moved to the University of Papua New Guinea (1975-1978); returned to Sudan, where he taught at Juba University and became a parliamentarian; taught in Japan (1992-1994); taught at the University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa (1995-2004); in 2005 returned to Sudan where he served at the acting vice-chancellor of Juba University)
        • LC Classification

          • PR9402.9.L5
        • Change Notes

          • 1980-08-15: new
          • 2015-04-18: revised
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