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Idowu Omoyele

Idowu Omoyele

    Another Nigerian star emerges
    Another Nigerian star emerges
    It is refreshing to behold a bright new voice in contemporary literature. Ayòbámi Adébáyò calls on the courage of her convictions to tackle...
    Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
    Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
    Published originally by Alfred A Knopf in September 1987, Toni Morrison’s masterpiece Beloved is a deeply moving, multilayered epic in...
    Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
    Post-colonial universities are trapped by their past
    Professor Mahmood Mamdani returned to the University of Cape Town (UCT) on August 22 to deliver a lecture on Decolonising the Post-colonial...
    Cry, Nigeria, my beloved country
    Cry, Nigeria, my beloved country
    In this the 50th anniversary of the civil war precipitated by the May 30 1967 secession of the state of Biafra in the east of Nigeria from the rest...
    ​Cry, Nigeria, my beloved country
    ​Cry, Nigeria, my beloved country
    GOVERNANCE
    Arrested decolonisation, season 4
    Arrested decolonisation, season 4
    South Africa is battling to free itself from “arrested decolonisation”, a term coined by Nigerian academic Professor Biodun Jeyifo.
    ​Primo Levi’s legacy 70 years on
    ​Primo Levi’s legacy 70 years on
    Primo Levi was a rare kind of man. A Jewish Italian chemist and writer, he was born in Turin, northern Italy, in 1919, survived Auschwitz and...
    The poet by whom the English language lives
    The poet by whom the English language lives
    Derek Walcott, the poet-chronicler of the island life, died, aged 87, in Saint Lucia, Caribbean, on March 17 after a long illness. He set out to be...
    Death stalks Nigeria’s writers
    Death stalks Nigeria’s writers
    Buchi Emecheta (July 21 1944 – January 25 2017), more than anyone else, epitomised the modern Nigerian novel in English during the 1970s, much as...