The example of J. P. Clark
On December 14, 2019, which is ten months ago, I had one of those chance encounters that seem too propitious not to memorialise. So, I made the following post, together with photos, on WhatsApp and Facebook....
Clark, Aliu and the continuum
Birth. Death. The period of existence in-between is what we call life. Chief Obafemi Awolowo, first Premier of the defunct Western Region, in his twilight years, said death is actually the beginning of “life afterlife.” He explained further that “life is a continuum.” The Yoruba people believe that death, Iku, is a messenger of Olodumare.…
A personal voyage around Canon J. P. Clark
In the year 1961, an initial volume of poetry titled, simply, Poems, by John Pepper Clark was published in Ibadan. In the year 1964, some fifty years before America swore in Donald Trump as their 45th President, J.P Clark published America, Their America.
African literature, the English Language and the nation - Part 2
In another essay, “Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1962), Achebe observes: “The question then is not whether we should be criticised or not, but what kind of criticism.”
Our poet for the ages
Yes, calls will come of all kinds in the course/Of the day; some on notice; others/At random, the nice with the nasty; then/Finally, of course, the call, that will be/Recorded missed, the caller, having come/And gone away with the one for whom it rang.” – J.P Clark’s ‘Waiting for the Call.’
Bisi Silva, the widely referenced art curator, will be moderating a seminar devoted to examining the new consciousness in curatorship at the Lagos Book and Art Festival.
Onobrakpeya… Second national medal for mastery in visual culture
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
Power, politics, poverty of oil exploration in Nwoye’s Oil Cemetery
Oil Cemetery is a moving story of the poor, who have said no to oppression as they seek a solution to end the suffering and deaths brought by oil exploration and exploitation.
Buhari charges varsities to strengthen synergy with NUC, TETFund
Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Rahamon Adisa Bello, in his remarks challenged Nigerian tertiary institutions to take on more roles and responsibilities in solving the nation’s problems.