Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969) is a Nigerian poet.

Life Edit

Toyin Adewale was born in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1969. She received an M.A. Lit from Obafemi Awolowo University.

She has worked as a literary critic in different newspapers of her country, among them The Guardian, Post Express and The Daily Times. She was cofounder and coordinator for several years of the Association of Writers of Nigeria.


Her debut collection, Naked Testimonies, won an honourable mention from the Association of Nigerian Authors in 1995. She was also a winner in the Liberty Merchant Bank short story awards in 1997, and received a Distinguished Creative Writer of Excellence Award from the Awo Varsity Literary and English Studies Society.[1]



  • Naked Testimonies. Lagos: Mace Associates, 1995.

Short fiction Edit

  • Bitter Chocolate: Stories. Mallory, 2010.


  • Breaking the Silence: An anthology of short stories. (edited with Omowunmi Segun). Lagos: WRITA, Women Writers of Nigeria, 1996.
  • Inkwells: An anthology of poems and stories (edited with Maik Nwosu). Lagos: Association of Nigerian Authers, 1997.
  • Opebi the Hunter, and other stories (edited with Lookman Sanusi & Richard Mammah). Lagos: Synergy Educational, 1999.
  • Short Stories by 16 Nigerian Women. Berkeley, CA: Ishmael Reed Publications, 2005.
  • Of minstrelsy and masks : the legacy of Ezenwa-Ohaeto in Nigerian writing (edited with Christine Matzki). Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2006.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

See also Edit


  1. Nnorom Azuonye, Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Sentinel Poetry #12 (November 2003). Web, Mar. 13, 2014.
  2. Search results = au:Toyin Adewale, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Mar. 13, 2014.

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