ISBN 9789785557886
Pages 522
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Scholarship and Commitment

Essays in Honour of G.G. DARAH

edited by Sunny Awhefeada, Peter Omoko

Professor Darah turned seventy on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and to celebrate his very productive career, his colleagues and many of those he has mentored thought it appropriate to mark his official exit from the university in a dignified way by commissioning for publication, in the now acceptable festschrift tradition, the highly compelling and outstanding collection of essays titled: Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G.G. Darah. The book is a ground-breaking collection of essays; some are couched as tributes to the ebullient celebrant, there are others on more serious discourses in the areas of literary theories and criticism, language and linguistics, popular literature and politics, the African woman, identity and contemporary realities, oral literature, the news media and cultural studies. The essays, on their own, attest to the vivacity and liveliness as well as the encouraging state of health of publishing in the Nigerian academia, which in this collection alone, parades forty-two essays in different fields or discourses.

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About the Editors

Sunny Awhefeada

Sunny Awhefeada is a Reader in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka.

Peter Omoko

Peter E. Omoko (Ph.D) is a playwright/scholar who teaches African oral literature, creative writing, African and European literatures at the Department of English, Delta State College of Education, Mosogar Delta State. Omoko is also an award-winning playwright. His published plays include Battles of Pleasure (2009), Three Plays (an anthology of plays, 2010), Uloho (2013), Crude Nightmen (2015) and Majestic Revolt (2016).