It was in Lagos, on Christmas Day, 1975 that a number of young Nigerians, including Bene, Comrade Biodun Jeyifo (BJ) and myself resolved and committed themselves to the revolutionary transformation of Nigeria on the platform of workers’ power...
My difficulties in this discussion began with how to construct a title for it. I could break down what I wanted to say into bits of statements and questions.
8 Jan 2020
In January 2016 when Biodun Jeyifo “clocked” 70 years, a big 2-day seminar was held in his honour at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). A book, Ogun’s Errant Warrior: Celebrating Biodun Jeyifo...
G. G. Darah: Marxist activism, literary criticism and oral literature scholarship in Nigeria - Part 1
24 Mar 2019
Godini Gabriel Darah, fondly called G.G, has, for the past four decades, functioned as a scholar, revolutionary, polemicist and essayist, biographer, journalist, editor, folklorist, singer, dancer, resource control and restructuring advocate, consultant, and, of course, as a public intellectual. This essay focuses on his radical activism and contributions to literary studies, folklore, culture, ideology, and…
30 Dec 2018
On Friday, December 14, 2018, I had the honour and privilege to be present in the amphitheatre of Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly the University...
13 Aug 2017
The hard reality is that Irele’s dilemma was not a personal one, but a feature of a national, and continental travail. As it turned out, his contribution at that symposium was coincident with Biodun Jeyifo’s discussion of de-territorialization...
6 Aug 2017
In 1986, a tribe of Nigerian writers, journalists and academics were in Stockholm to celebrate the award of the first Nobel Prize for literature to a writer of African descent.
5 Feb 2017
The possible link between this theme andthat of terrorismis strong. Terrorism, like torture, exploits the vulnerabilities of the body to make a political statement.
8 Jan 2017
It is already a year ago, incredibly, that artists, writers, journalists, trade unionists and intellectuals gathered first at Ibadan, and then at Ife, to celebrate the 70th birthday of prof Biodun Jeyifo...