‘I tell tales to lift African personality, culture’
Aiye Ko Ooto is the pen name of a U.S.-based Nigerian poet, playwright, and philosopher also known as Cash Oladele, who says he is at a crossroads between mortals and gods
Femi Osofisan at 75, society streams A Nightingale for Dr. Du Bois
Femi Osofisan Society (FOS) will stream Femi Osofisan’s A Nightingale for Dr. Du Bois today, at 2.00pm (UTC+1) as part of Professor Femi Osofisan’s 75th birthday celebrations.
Osinbajo, Osofisan preach one indivisible Nigeria
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, stated that those expecting Nigeria’s survival outnumber those wishing its disintegration.
Okey Ndibe: Writing as activism
Hewett (2005) describes the third generation of African writing as a group whose account “is one of triumph over adversity, a story of courageous individuals refusing to be silenced...
In new book, Sola Adeyemi interrogates Femi Òsófisan’s dialectical reading of history, politics
Femi Òsófisan is a major dramatist from Nigeria who experiments with forms and theatrical traditions. This book focuses on his development as a dramatist and his contribution...
In Akure, eggheads gather for Soyinka, Fagunwa
The celebrations of the 85th birthday of Prof. Wole Soyinka have not ended. Certainly not. Only last week, Akure was canonised with literary activities, as eggheads converged on the Sunshine State for the second international conference on Daniel Olorunfẹmi Fagunwa.
Chukwuma Anyanwu and the dramatic reflections of the Nigerian experience
Drama as a genre of literature has been one of the potent medium of projecting values and ideas. There is no gainsaying that some of the most influential...
Fagunwa, Osofisan and the imperative of intertextuality
The committed playwright usually burdens himself with the task of social engineering. From the shortest piece of expression to the compound-complex treatise, the playwright cannot but relate with the realities of his society.
G. G. Darah: Marxist activism, literary criticism and oral literature scholarship in Nigeria - Part 1
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…