Waiting for the Hatching of a Cockerel (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2008)

The Tale of the Harmattan (Cape Town: Kwela Books, 2007)

In the House of Words (Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., 2005)

I Want to Dance and Other Poems (San Francisco: African Heritage Press, 2003)

In the Kingdom of Songs (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2002).

Invoking the Warrior Spirit: New and Selected Poems (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000).

When It No Longer Matters Where You Live (Calabar, Nig.: U of Calabar Press, 1999).

Invoking the Warrior Spirit (Ibadan: Heinemann, 1999).

Delta Blues and Home Songs (Ibadan: Kraft Books, 1998).

Daydream of Ants (Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., 1997).

The Blood of Peace (Oxford, UK: Heinemann, 1991).

The Fate of Vultures (Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., 1990).

Poems (Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Poetry International, 1988).

The Endless Song (Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., 1988).

The Eagle's Vision (Detroit: Lotus, 1987).

Labyrinths of the Delta (New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1986).

Children of Iroko & Other Poems (New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1973).
On the mountain

Matters of the Moment (Lagos: Malthouse, 2009).

The Debt-Collector and Other Stories (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2009).

The Activist (A Novel) (Lagos: Farafina Publications, 2006).

Sovereign Body (A Novel) (Spring, TX: Panther Creek Press, 2004). Tanure Ojaide

Godís Medicine Men and Other Stories (Lagos, Nigeria: Malthouse Ltd., 2004)

Great Boys: An African Childhood (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1998). (a memoir)