‘Abiku’ in the house of power
Sir: Those who are familiar with the verses of the poem quoted above would vividly recall the sorrow that Abiku unfolded to his poor mother, in which JP Clark composed the supra poem.
Celebrating the literary world of JP Clark
It is within the context of a poignant, profound and perhaps arcane ritual imagination that we encounter John Pepper Clark in his literary world as evidenced by the evocative power of his primal poetic and dramatic compositions. Especially so are some of the early works such as Song of a Goat through Ozidi, the ‘middle’ The Boat, The…
The Wives’ Revolt… Towards better women-oriented laws, practices
Women agitating for their rights to be heard, recognised and be given their dues in society resonated last Sunday in a play, titled, The Wives’ Revolt by JP Clark.
Gabriel Okara… Restoring the genius of Africa’s oldest living poet
In spite of this obvious genius, Okara has remained largely missing out in the discourse of Nigeria’s critical, literary establishment. A few factor have been adduced for this.
Osundare at 70: I have been extremely lucky with life
Very early in my academic and writerly career, like Pablo Neruda, the immortal poet of Chile of the world, I made an abiding pledge that the people would find their voices in my songs.
Thoughts on contemporary African Literary criticism
What is the correct state of contemporary African Literary criticism? This is certainly not a simple question to answer. It is also not in any way a complicated question to answer.