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Idowu Omoyele

Idowu Omoyele

    Transformation began 50 years ago
    Transformation began 50 years ago
    Fifty years ago, during the so-called Nairobi revolution of the late 1960s, a move was made to transform the disciplines and curriculums in a...
    Things Fall Apart turns 60
    Things Fall Apart turns 60
    Sixty years ago, 27-year-old Chinua Achebe initiated a publishing sensation when London-based William Heinemann printed 2000 hardback copies of his...
    Vile stain of racism taints the US
    Vile stain of racism taints the US
    COMMENT
    ‘For 30 years, I kept running’
    ‘For 30 years, I kept running’
    When the preternaturally gifted Nigerian symbolist poet Harry Garuba burst on to the literary scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, few would have...
    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...