Yemi D. Ogunyemi, who is the son of Matilda and Chief Reuben Ogunyemi, hails from Nigeria. His first book of poetry Trans-Continental Poems appeared in 1974 and since then he has authored over forty titles of literary works, ranging from fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children's literature. In 1990, he won the Golden Trophy for his literary work. From 1983-1993, he was the Director of the Institute of Creative Writing, where he devoted his time and energy on research and advances in the theory of narrative philosophies. Literatures of the African Diaspora, which covers six continents, traces the influences of African literature in the world. This book was his major research project while at Harvard University. He is the founder of the Institute of Yoruba/African Narrative Philosophies and Diaspora Press of America, which encourages young writers. In addition, he is busy trying to establish The International Independent University of Nigeria and The Academe of the Diaspora.