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Tolu Ogunlesi
Tolu Ogunlesi, born in 1982, is a Nigerian journalist, poet, photographer and fiction writer. He is the author of a collection of poetry, Listen to the geckos singing from a balcony (2004) and a novella, Conquest & Conviviality (2008). His awards included a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry prize (2007), the Nordic Africa Institute Guest Writer Fellowship (2008) and a Cadbury Visiting Fellowship by the University of Birmingham (2009). His fiction and poetry have been published in The London Magazine, Wasafiri, Farafina, PEN Anthology of New Nigerian Writing, Litro, Brand, Orbis, Nano2ales, Stimulus Respond, Sable, Magma, Stanford’s Black Arts Quarterly and World Literature Today, among others. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.