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.
Modesty and other virtues: The autobiography of Ayo Banjo
Read this book, and you will be sure, if you were not sure before, that Professor Emeritus Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, JP, CON, NNOM, FNAL is one of the greatest Nigerians of our time. It is doubtful that he consciously set out to make himself one...
Ikeogu Oke wins NLNG’s $.1m literature prize
The board chairman, Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, at a press conference in Lagos, said Oke’s collection of poems, The Heresiad, beat 183 others to the diadem.
11 poets vie for $100,000 NLNG-sponsored literature prize
The Nigeria Prize for Literature rotates yearly amongst four literary genres: prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. The 2017 prize is for poetry and comes with a cash award of $100, 000. Next year is drama.
Remembering Osita Ike at University Press’ Authors’ Forum
Osita Ike was fondly remembered last week in Ibadan and eulogised just as his father was also consoled at a gathering of writers that included Emeritus Professors Ayo Banjo and Ayo Bamgbose, Profs. Niyi Osundare and Femi Osofisan among others.