7 Things To Know About Prof. Isidore Okpewho

One of Nigeria’s most prolific novelists, Professor Isidore Okpewho passed on on Sunday at the age of 74. Here are seven things you should know about him;

° He was born in Agbor, Delta state on November 9, 1941, and attended  St. Patrick’s college, Asaba.

• He graduated from the University of Ibadan with a first class honors in Classics

° He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Denver, USA

• In 1976, he won the African Arts Prize for literature

° In 1993, he also won the Commonwealth Writérs Prize

• He authored four novels; The VictimsThe Last Duty, Tides,and Call me by my Rightful Name

° He is survived by his wife and four children