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Christopher Okigbo

13 Mar 2022
Decades ago, Christopher Okigbo, one of Nigeria’s greatest literary voices, dissected the futility of bad governance, wondering how many million promises could ever fill a basket.
24 Sep 2021
The transfiguration of my big brother, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, in the morning of Sunday, August 8, 2021 was triumphalist.
14 Aug 2021
African poets will stir the quiet and rustic Ojoto village in Anambra State between August 19 and 21, 2021 for the triennial Poetry Festival in honour of one of Africa’s greatest poets...
3 Dec 2020
Consequently, in Bikoroa, instead of a radical abolition of the prevailing social structure, there is a perennial irenic dash towards coalition and consensus.
28 Oct 2020
The passing away of renowned poet, playwright, essayist and eminent professor of literature, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, like the measured transience of sages, has depleted the shrinking forest of literary minds and intellectual activists in the Nigerian.......
6 Mar 2019
Nigerian Literature syllabus, at all levels of academic learning, has always been a subject of raging controversy, among critics and academics. There are two possible factors responsible for this enduring strife in the field of Literature. One is the seeming incurable obsession of the hands entrusted with the responsibility of selecting literary texts, to the…
28 Feb 2019
Nigerian Literature syllabus, at all levels of academic learning, has always been a subject of raging controversy, among critics and academics. There are two possible factors responsible for this enduring strife in the field of Literature. One is the seeming incurable obsession of the hands entrusted with the responsibility of selecting literary texts, to the…
9 Aug 2018
An old star departs, leaves us here on the shore, gazing heavenward for a new star approaching. The new star appears, foreshadows its going, before a going and coming that goes on forever… — Christopher Okigbo, in Path of Thunder NIGERIA appears to be falling again under the excruciating spell of a star presaged by…
25 Jan 2018
Recent Nigerian memoirs that aren’t at the same time hackneyed hagiographies are very hard to come by indeed. The pleasure of encountering Little Birds and Ordinary People...
5 Nov 2017
The status of an author can be judged by the fullness and variety of the critical attention to his works after his death.
24 Sep 2017
Mbari Club was a natural draw for an aspiring writer. Situated a mere street walk from Mokola Roundabout, past the ancient Palm Chemist and you were there in the midst of Chinua Achebe, Ulli Beier, Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka, Duro Ladipo and Christopher Okigbo.
20 Sep 2017
Celebrated poet and humanist, Christopher Okigbo would be remembered today in a conference celebrating his work 50 years after he died in battle in 1967.

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