was born in the United States of Nigerian and Kenyan parents in the early 1970s. Akin Jeje continuously writes multicultural experience in verse. Raised in diverse locations around the world from Lagos, Nigeria; London, England; and London, Ontario; to Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Petersham, Massachusetts, USA, Akin Jeje now lives and works in Hong Kong. Educated in Canada, he is the graduate of four universities: The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada (BA Sociology 1994); The University of Calgary (BA English 1996); The University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario (MA 2001) and York University in Toronto (B. Ed. Primary/Junior, 2005). An active poet and spoken-word performer – in Canada since the early 1990s, and in Hong Kong since 2006 – Jeje's works have been published and featured in both Canada and Hong Kong. His poetry collection, Smoked Pearl: Poems of Hong Kong and Beyond was a semi-finalist for the International Proverse Prize 2009 and was published by Proverse Hong Kong on 23 November 2010.
BOOK BY AKIN JEJE PUBLISHED BY PROVERSE HONG KONG
Smoked Pearl: Poems of Hong Kong and Beyond. Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)
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On Saturday, 19 March, Akin Jeje was the featured author at the Proverse Reades' Club, Dymocks Books and Cafe, Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong.
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