Poets return to Idoto in honour of Christopher Okigbo

African poets will make a return pilgrimage to the quiet and rustic Ojoto village in Anambra State between 19th and 21st August, 2021 for the triennial poetry festival in honour of one of Africa’s greatest poets, Christopher Okigbo.  The statement…

Okigbo and Udeozo: Two Christophers on the world literary stage – Uche Mbah

The Okigbo mystique Sometime in 2015, some young poets undertook a pilgrimage to River Idoto, a muddy-colored river in Ojoto in Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria. Among them were Chuma Nwokolo, Uche Peter Umez, Iquo DianaAbasi, James Eze, Henry Akubiro, and…

How JP Clark led Achebe & Soyinka to IBB – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Writing is fighting. That is the dictum of the fiery African-American writer Ishmael Reed who wrote a book entitled Writing is Fighting. Whether taken literally or otherwise writers fire bullets with words, and in some instances actually take up guns…

Prodigious fruits of Sally Mbanefo’s Anambra Homecoming initiative -Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Christmas season will never be the same again in Anambra State. Sally Mbanefo, Anambra State’s very resourceful Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Artworks, Culture and Tourism has in the works an unprecedented Anambra Homecoming Festival that will put at full…

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