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Harry Garuba (Harry Olúdáre Garuba) was born on 8 April, 1958 in Akure, Ondo state, is a poet. Discover Harry Garuba's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 62 years old?

Popular As Harry Olúdáre Garuba
Occupation Poet · Critic · Academic
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 8 April, 1958
Birthday 8 April
Birthplace Akure, Ondo state
Date of death February 28, 2020
Died Place N/A
Nationality Niger

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Garuba was a professor at the University of Cape Town, with a joint appointment in the English Department and the Centre for African Studies. He was also a member of the Heinemann African Writers Series editorial advisory board. Garuba mainly focused in African and postcolonial literatures. Garuba served as the acting dean of the Faculty of Humanities. He died from leukemia on 28 February 2020.


In 1982, Garuba published his first collection of poetry, Shadow and dream and other poems. At 24, he was considered one of Nigeria's most outstanding poets. This collection was the first runner up for the inaugural Okigbo Award in 1987, established by Wole Soyinka in honor of Christopher Okigbo (the winner was Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard's La Tradition du Songe. In 2017 he published his second collection, Animist Chants and Memorials: Poems. This collection was divided up in three parts, and included personal reflections, historical paradoxes and dialogues.


Harry Olúdáre Garuba (1958 - 2020) was a Nigerian-born writer of poetry and a professor of African Studies and English at the University of Cape Town.

Garuba was born 8 April 1958 in Akure, southwest Nigeria. At 17 he was accepted to study English at a southwestern Nigeria university, the University of Ibadan. He graduated with a BA honors degree and continued to earn his master's degree. In 1988 he graduated from the same university with his PhD. After getting his degree, he taught at Ibadan for fifteen years before finally emigrating to South Africa to teach at the University of Zululand's English department. In 2001, he moved to the University of Cape Town where he would teach until 2019. While at the University of Cape Town, Garuba published heavily in the fields of Africa and post colonial literature.