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.’
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.
Celebrating legacies of Okigbo 50 years after
On Okigbo dropping the pen for the gun on the part of Biafra, the don stated that it was an act of heroism. He said: “Okigbo’s entry into the field of conflict was an act of heroism.
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.
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.
Elechi Amadi goes home in a blaze of glory
On his gravestone is the epitaph: “Here Lies a Literary Icon of This Generation. An Ambassador of Peace (A Man with no Guile: Captain Elechi Amadi!”
The witches in J.K. Randle Hall, Onikan
I was accused of being a witch by J.K. Randle, he said I had cried at night and the baby died in the morning. I had spoken to so many people about the hall and swimming pool, and now it had been bulldozed in the morning!