ISBN 9789783325975
Pages 212
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2006
Publisher Opon Ifa Readers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Literature and the Pressures of Freedom

Essays, Speeches and Songs

by Femi Osofisan

This volume brings together several of the author’s unpublished speeches, papers and literary reflections from the 1980s, 1990s and early twenty first century. Subjects include: the writer, artist and journalist as mirrors of a nation’s ethos; press freedom and its enemies; theatre and the question of national development; and literacy, reading and books as integral to cultural freedom.

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About the Author

Femi Osofisan

Femi Osofisan is a prolific Nigerian critic, poet, novelist, and playwright whose work attacks political corruption and injustice, was born in Erunwon village in the old Western Region of Nigeria and educated at the universities of Ibadan, Dakar, and Paris; he is a professor of drama at the University of Ibadan. Among the literary awards and commendations he has won are prizes from the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for both drama (1980) and poetry (1989) and in 2004 he was awarded the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), the highest academic prize in that country.

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