The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Lagos State chapter has fixed Saturday, 9th of December, 2017, to host Dr. Tolu Ajayi, a novelist and poet who is also celebrating his 50 years as a writer.
Toluwalogo Ajayi, popularly called Tolu Ajayi, is a Nigerian poet and writer of fiction, who was born in Ijebu-Ode,Ogun State.
He was educated in Nigeria and the United Kingdom; in the latter country, he qualified in 1970 as a physician at theUniversity of Liverpool Medical School.
He also specialised in psychiatry at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Most of Ajayi’s novels and stories draw on his medical experience.
Some of Tolu Ajayi’s works are The Year (London: Macmillan, 1981);The Lesson (Lagos, Nigeria: Granny Fatima, 1985); The Ghost of a Millionaire(Heinemann Educational Books Nigeria, 1990), Eyes of the Night, short story collection including his 1990 BBC World Service winning story “Family Planning” (Lagos, Nigeria: Granny Fatima, 1991); Images of Lives: Poems for Everyone, poetry collection (Lagos, Nigeria: Granny Fatima, 1991); Motions and Emotions: Fumes of Poetic Feelings, poetry collection (Lagos, Nigeria: Granny Fatima, 1993); After A Bad Moon: a Sh-to-vel, story collection(Lagos, Nigeria: Granny Fatima, 1995).
According to ANA Lagos Chairman Mr. Adeyemi Adebiyi, the event will take place at Ade Allen Hall, Yoruba Tennis Club, Lagos by 11:00am prompt.