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.
Buhari greets Niyi Osundare at 70
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated renowned academic, poet, columnist and dramatist, Prof. Niyi Osundare, as he turns 70.
Excerpt from Niyi Osundare: A literary biography
Not a man who travelled frequently, given his overwhelming love for his work on his farms, each time Aguntasoolo Ariyoosu Osundare made the rare trip to Lagos to buy Christmas gifts for his family and himself, he brought home a few new and exciting things....
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.
Niyi Osundare: Oh Poet, oh Prof., tell me where to keep your garlands
The harmattan was severe in the December of 1998. I was, at the University of Ibadan, a postgraduate student plodding through the dreary twilight of military dictatorship.
Big nose: Two words; many ruins
Professor Niyi Osundare said, “To utter is to alter”. Winners know the power of words. The fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, started his journey to stardom through his words.
The unfortunate generation writes back: The signifying tears in Akeem Lasisi’s night of flight - Part 2
Denji Ladele and Dejo Faniyi inform that it was a usual ceremonial engagement predominantly held in the Ogbomoso, Oyo, Iseyin, Okeho, Saki and Ibadan areas of Yoruba land, about 60 to 80 years ago...
The Unfortunate Generation writes back: The signifying tears in Akeem Lasisi’s Night Of Flight - Part 1
Ever recurring within the sanguine stream of Nigerian literary criticism is the volatile whirlpool of the ‘generational debate,’ which has monumentally constructed polemical signposts of the Nigerian literary canon.