Collective residences


From Tuesday, 2 November 2021 to Friday, 12 November 2021

Writer and linguist


Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún is a Nigerian writer and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press, Oxford, in 2018.

His work as a linguist is in language documentation, lexicography, and language advocacy — for which he was awarded the Premio Ostana in 2016. In 2015, he founded, a multimedia dictionary of Yorùbá names — the first of its kind in Nigeria. He has also worked with Google and Oxford Dictionaries on Nigerian English lexicography and other Nigerian language projects.

He was a Miles Morland Foundation Scholar in 2019 and has worked as a literary editor as well. His work has appeared in African Writer, Aké Review, Brittle Paper, International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, PEN Transmissions, Jalada, Popula, Saraba Magazine, The Guardian (Nigerian and UK), ThisisAfrica, among others.

He’s currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London. Read more at


I intend to use my time at the residency productively towards continuing my contribution to the Nigerian linguistics and literary space, with a focus on minority languages, one of which is mine, but also with a view to championing policies and projects in language technology and multilingual interaction, that might bequeath to Nigeria a better future and outcome for its many language communities.

Notícies, articles i activitats

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