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Kole Omotoso

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About Kole Omotoso

Kole Omotoso & Mandla LangaKole Omotoso (left), pictured here with Mandla Langa, was born in Nigeria in 1943 and was educated there and in the United Kingdom, obtaining a doctorate on contemporary Arabic prose and dramatic writing at the University of Edinburgh ‘s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Besides numerous academic articles, he is the author of five novels, one short story collection, two plays, three historical narratives and three books of literary criticism. His classic historical narrative The Combat, first published in 1972, has just been republished in the Penguin Modern Classics series.


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