Friday, November 23, 2007

Profile: Babila Mutia

Cameroonian born Babila Mutia is a widely travelled short stories writer currently lecturing African written and oral literatures in the English department at the Ecole Normale Superieure in the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

He earned his BA in English from the University of Benin in Nigeria, his MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, Canada and a PhD in English from Dalhousie University, Canada. He has been a visiting Fulbright scholar in Western Washington University.

He is a professional story teller whose short story The Tiger Trail was broadcast on the BBC in 1979. His best known published work includes; The Miracle, Whose Land, and Before this Time Yesterday.

1 comment:

markfeelgood said...

I knew Babila Mutia at the University of Benin where we schooled together - always knew his love for the literary arts. When his short story was broadcast by the BBC in 1979, you could see his joy and couldn't but be proud of him. All his friends,together with him then, fondly referred to one another as Opitia(not sure of the spelling and it's meaning)
I would appreciate Babila getting in touch through my +234 802 324 3997
Mark Chiazor