Opinion

Isidore Okpewho: A Personal Testimony, By Akin Adesokan

...until his illness in 2011, Professor Okpewho was one of the few senior scholars of African humanities with whom I had very close intellectual dealings. “Using language with style,” the teacher mutters, looking away, “the Bible would say ‘Adam knew Eve.’” Wait! Does the fleeting demurral come out of a…
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Guest Columns

Isidore Okpewho (1941-2016): Scribal Lord of Orature, By Odia Ofeimun

As a creative writer, novelist, poet and literary critic, Isidore Okpewho made reaching for perfection a great reason for being around in any genre or discipline. Always with an inter-disciplinary focus, he refused to follow the herd. Once he made a commitment, he ploughed his own furrow and refused to…
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Opinion

Calling Life by Its Rightful Name (for Isidore Okpweho 1941- 2016), By Niyi Osundare

Yes, thank you, Isidore, for giving us somebody to treasure. Generous, inspiring teacher, perceptive writer, scholar of no mean repute, you enrich us all with your combination of intellect and integrity, acute seriousness and lightness of being, seamless sense of humour and sizzling vivacity, a consistently compassionate temperament and humane…
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