E.A. Akintan

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E. Akintunde Akintan (1890-1957) was a notable and prolific Yoruba author who was editor of the bilingual publication, Eleti Ofe, a weekly newspaper that was part of the third generation of indigenous press publications. He was one of the earliest writers of Yoruba creative prose. (1)

He collaborated with William Bascom in some of his works on Yoruba history, some of which is located in the Bascom collection of the University of Berkeley Library. He published his first book, Itan Omo Orukan in 1931 and was co-founder of the Lagos Public School.


  • (1) G. D. Killam. The Companion to African Literatures. p 310