Obari Gomba is an Honorary Fellow in Writing at the University of Iowa (USA), is the 2021 TORCH Global South Visiting Professor & Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford (UK). He is also the Associate Dean of Humanities at the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria). He facilitated a creative writing workshop and conference for the UNESCO World Book Capital (Port Harcourt) in 2014.
A multiple award-winning poet and playwright, his creative works include Pearls of the Mangrove, Length of Eyes, Thunder Protocol, For Every Homeland, Guerrilla Post, and The Lilt of the Rebel. He has contributed a chapter to Routledge Handbook of Minority Discourses in African Literature (Routledge 2020), co-edited Tanure Ojaide: Life, Literature, and the Environment (Cissus 2019); curated an anthology entitled A Piece of Daily Life (IWP Iowa 2016); wrote weekly essays for The Guardian’s pull-out called Africa Oil+Gas Report; and published scholarly essays in journals.