Opinion

Abiola Irele: Adieu To A Magnificent, Lovely Man, By Femi Osofisan

Irele was suave and cultured, polyvalent and cosmopolitan; he was blessed with lithe and nimble feet for dancing, an ear for languages, and a voice for mellifluous song. He was at home with the old masters in philosophy and literature, just as much as he was abreast of the most…
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Guest Columns

Revisiting the Dialogue of the Deaf and the Damned: For Edwin Madunagu @ 70, By Chido Onumah

Apart from my father, perhaps no other person has had as much influence on my life as Comrade Edwin Madunagu and I am proud not only to be associated with him for three decades but to be his protégé. At 70, Eddie spends his “retirement” running the Calabar International Institute…
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Guest Columns

Femi Osofisan: I Have Known An African Writer, By Akin Adesokan

Like most of our consequential writers, Osofisan has created a body of writings with which we will still have to come to terms, and the occasion of his 70th anniversary provides scholars, gathered this week at Ibadan, an opportunity to undertake one such accounting. I appreciate the fortunes of having…
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Opinion

Biodun Jeyifo: Denizen of the Fourth Stage, By Odia Ofeimun

Biodun Jeyifo, our , is bracketed in popular memory as the once and future Marxist interpreter and assessor of Soyinka’s hegemonic animism and of African literature and society who will not ignore the "tumult of rainstorm, thunder and lightning totally out of season" as "a passage rite preternaturally appropriate to…
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