An art exhibition showing over 100 pieces of (mostly) paintings served as “starters” for the 60th Birthday dinner for Kavita Chellarams last Friday evening at the Kia Showroom on Victoria Island.
For Osundare@70: Oora o Omo Osun, Okun o Omo Oke
You are a son of rocks and hills, of streams and verdant forests. Much has been made of the fertile environment you found in Ibadan, the university town whose own seven famous hills have been made even more famous by the poet, Pepper Clark Bekederemo.
LABAF 2017: Cruising to literacy and human capital development campaign
The 19th edition of Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) 2017 that focuses on ‘Eruptions: Global Fractures and Collective Humanism’ will hold from November 6 through 12 at Freedom Park, Lagos.
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.
Of Abiola Irele and Mustapha Zuglool: An evaluative engagement with two literary traditions
Nigeria currently mourns two literary giants of different traditions. One of them is Abiola Irele, renowned Professor of French and African Literature and the other, Shaykh Mustapha Zuglool...
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.
Ibadan and an evening of poetry in honour of Niyi Osundare
On World Poetry Day, March 21, 2017, Ibadan had an indelible literary event in celebration of Prof. Niyi Osundare, who recently turned 70.
History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 1
History and politics are common themes in Nigerian poetry. From the pioneer writings of the nationalist poets, to the first, second, and third generations of Nigerian poets, history and politics have manifested as salient motifs.