History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 2
Apart from Nigerian politics and history, international politics also features in the poetry of 21st century Nigerian poets. Through the agency of globalisation via the World Wide Web, as well as the self-exile or travels or Nigerian new poets, global issues have taken place in their poetry.
A festschrift in honour of Muyiwa Awodiya @70
Muyiwa Peter Awodiya is a professor of Theatre Management and Dramatic Criticism in the Department of Theatre Arts and Mass Communication, University of Benin, Benin City.
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