ISBN 9789956763146
Pages 250
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2016
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat

by Yemi D. Prince

The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat is redolent with creativity, weaving folklore and faith into literary and historical memoir. It is a brilliant synthesis of collective historiography and personal autobiography. While dense with episodes of the author's fascinating life in literature, Yoruba worldview sits at its heart, and spiritual, folkloric, creative and literary philosophies provide the text its backbone. Yoruba identity is disclosed convivial and shared. This is expansive knowledge and excitement.

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About the Author

Yemi D. Prince

Yemi D. Prince (Yemi D. Ogunyem) former research fellow, Harvard University, former Director, Institute of Creative Writing, faculty at Trinity College, recipient of a Golden Trophy is a luminous literary philosopher, often fascinated by books, letters and the power of words. Author of over fifty titles of literary works—fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry and children’s stories, Yemi regales on magic realism and is considered the most eclectic post-colonial wordsmith. His recent work includes, the much reviewed Obama, the Pragmatic President, Studying Creative Writing in Nigeria and The Oral Traditions in Ile-Ife—the Yoruba people and their book of enlightenment.