ISBN 9789781361364
Pages 288
Dimensions 254 x 178 mm
Published 2003
Publisher Obafemi Awolowo University Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Iba. Essays on African Literature in Honour of Oyin Ogunba

edited by Wole Ogundele, Gbemisola Adeoti

This Festschrift, containing twenty-two essays by African scholars of African literature, is published as a tribute to Oyin Gunba, a renowned scholar of African literature, specifically oral literature and drama.

The contributors include Femi Osofisan, Ahmed Yerima, Ayo Kehinde and Niyi Osundare. Some subjects broached are the development of a cultural economy in Africa; the early plays of Osofisan; language and identity in African drama; cross-cultural engagement in Remi Raji's travel poetry; classifying Yoruba oral poetry; and Yoruba cultural nationalism.

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About the Editor

Gbemisola Adeoti

Gbemisola Adeoti holds a PhD in English from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He worked as a reporter/researcher with The News magazine, Lagos, before joining the English Department of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, where he is currently a professor and director of the Institute of Cultural Studies. His areas of teaching and research include dramatic literature, literary history, literary theory and popular culture. His publications include Naked Soles, Voices Offstage, Aesthetics of Adaptation in Contemporary Nigerian Drama and Nigerian Video Film in Yoruba. He co-edited (with Bjorn Beckman) Intellectuals and African Development: Pretension and Resistance in African Politics and (with Femi Osofisan) Playwriting in Nigeria Today.

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