Author: Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún
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Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún is a linguist, writer, and scholar. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press in 2018. He is the first African awardee of the Premio Ostana, a prize given by Chambra D’Oc in Italy, for work and advocacy in the mother tongue. He’s the 2019 Morland Writing Scholar, and the 2019/2020 Chevening Research Fellow, on the African language printed collection from the 19th Century, at the British Library in London.
US universities treat Nigerian English as a foreign language. The Oscars say it is not foreign enough. As a linguist and former teacher of English, I ...