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Working name of Nigerian academic and author E Babatunde Omobowale (? - ), active in both capacities from about 1989. After an initial collection, The Eagle Must Fly: A Collection of Ten Short Stories (coll 1992), he is of sf interest for at least one novella assembled in The Melting Pot: A Collection of Four Stories (coll 1993), "The Ancestor's Visit", a First Contact tale involving Yoruba villagers and Aliens who have arrived from space. Further stories of some interest appear in Seasons of Rage: Fiction (coll 1997). Most of his later work has focused on the complexly interwoven cultures of post-colonial Nigeria. [JC]
Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale
works (highly selected)
- The Eagle Must Fly: A Collection of Ten Short Stories (Ibadan, Nigeria: Evans Brothers, 1992) [coll: pb/]
- The Melting Pot: A Collection of Four Stories (Ibadan, Nigeria: University Press PLC, 1993) [coll: pb/uncredited]
- Seasons of Rage: Fiction (Ibadan, Nigeria: Kraft Books, 1997) as Babatunde Omobowale [coll: pb/]
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