Isidore Okpewho was born on November 9, 1941, and died on September 4, 2016.
He was a Nigerian novelist and critic.
Isidore Okpewho won the 1976 African Arts Prize for Literature, and 1993 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book. Africa.
Okpewho graduated from the University of London, and from the University of Denver with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, and from the University of London with a D.Lit. in the Humanities.
Okpewho taught at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York from 1974 to 1976, University of Ibadan from 1976 to 1990, Harvard University from 1990 to 1991, and Binghamton University.
Isidore Okpewho was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1982, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 1982, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1988, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute in 1990, National Humanities Center in 1997, and 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Isidore Okpewho passed away at 74 years old.