Sam Ukala, the folklorist as dramatist, @ 70
Nigerian literature remains a significant site in contesting and negotiating what constitutes the Nigerian experience. An experience that has been so complex and baffling...
Come to think of it
This is what you do not get from positions and offices acquired. If you are a senator or governor or president the moment you leave the office or the office leaves you that is the end of your chapter.
Fagunwa: Town and gown meet to elevate Yoruba culture, history
The issue of culture and history took the centre stage at the formal presentation of Daniel O. Fagunwa’s book, Aspects of African and World Literary History, held at the Conference Centre of University of Ibadan.
Farewell to the last prophet of Negritude
Francis Abiola Irele, who died in Boston on July 2 at the age of 81, was undoubtedly the foremost prophet of the concept of Negritude to which he devoted his entire intellectual career for over five decades.
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.
Yemi, the enhancer
Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi turned 70 on April 13 this year. Since Nigeria’s longevity age is said to be 53.1 years, Yemi has beaten that death-line by 16.9 years.
The university as narrative canvas in Lola Akande’s 'What it Takes'
The university has been central to the consolidation of Nigerian literature in many ways. While a great deal of the literature is produced by members of the university communities...
Female literary icon, Onyebuchi Emecheta, dies at 72
Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta, passed away on Wednesday in her London home at the age of 72. Emecheta, born in Lagos on July 21, 1944, published more than 20 books throughout her career.
A wassail for the wayfarer: Biodun Jeyifo at 71 - Part 2
But still, in spite of the amazing brilliance of these works that established his reputation, his latest publication, Against the Predator’s Republic, which I have referred to above, may well turn out to be his magnum opus.