Tag: poet

One of Africa’s Foremost Writers, Elechi Amadi, Has Passed Away

Africa’s finest novelist, poet and dramatist Captain Elechi Amadi died Wednesday at the Good Heart hospital in Port Harcourt at the age of 82. A member of the family , Bar Wabueze Amadi, confirmed the development, saying he passed on at about 3: 45pm at the hospital. The late captain[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: The Wonder Known As Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of the major literary and political issues of our time. He’s the kind of man who provokes[Read More…]

Maya Angelou Dies At 86

New York Times Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose her childhood in the Jim Crow South — was among the first autobiographies by a 20th-century black woman to reach a wide[Read More…]