Tragicosmogony, metatheatre in Eghagha’s The Oily Marriage
The word tragedy originates from two Greek words, tragos (goat) and oide (song, ode). The reason why ‘goat’ is implicated in the etymology of tragedy might be elliptical,
My Nigeria, my dream
I grew up in a Nigeria which I took for granted - took for granted in terms of its continued existence as one indivisible whole and the need to develop it as a body corporate, where, ‘though tribe and tongue may differ, in brotherhood we stand’ and ‘where truth and justice reign’ and we lustily,…
This thing (beast) called politics
There is this generally negative perception of politics, politicians, and the political process held by non-politicians in Nigeria and across the world. It is not complimentary.
Of men, character and institutions
We need strong institutions in our country, in our world; institutions which are stronger and bigger than men. It has often been said that we do not need strong men in a democracy.
Unijos foundation students meet, seek growth of sector
It was pomp and pageantry in Lagos recently when the 1979-1983 alumni of University of Jos (UNIJOS) held their reunion celebration.With the theme, “Unijos made me”, the old students relieve campus memories, insisting that the knowledge and values acquired while in school have helped them greatly in their endeavours.
The fluidity of our age
Our age is fluid, fast and ‘fudgy’. There are no certainties, no ‘definites,’ no absolutes, and very few taboos. We go to bed with one principle and wake up with the primacy of another principle in the codes of social engagement.
Not funny! And if I may extend your Lear metaphor, the presence of Ivanka and her husband and some cronies has not helped matters
Prof JP Clark's international conference begins in Lagos
The first Prof. John Pepper Clark International Conference will hold from today, July 11, through 14, 2018 at University of Lagos, Nigeria. It has as theme ‘Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres.’