ISBN 9789785598667
Pages 308
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2019
Publisher Safari Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Morning by Morning

The Autobiography of Ayo Banjo

by Ayo Banjo

Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, CON (Born 2 May 1934) is a Nigerian Emeritus professor of English language, educational administrator, former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria as well as former pro-chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University.

This autobiography, Morning by Morning, takes on a cultural significance beyond its account of the author’s life and times. It is representative of the autobiography as a key document of modern Nigeria’s literary culture. The Nigerian autobiography is authorized by the educated middle class in the sense that its author, its subject and its readers belong to the same educated middle class. That class was the modernizing agent that shaped the emergent literary culture of Nigeria and became an organ of national development. So, the autobiographer’s personal account of his life and times is valuable material for the professional historian.

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