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Monday, September 25, 2006

Ifowodo @ the Jazzhole


The poet Ogaga Ifowodo is based in the US but is back home in Nigeria currently. He reads this Saturday 30th September @ The Jazzhole, 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Time is 5-7pm.

Ifowodo is the author of 3 poetry collections: Homelands and other Poems (1998), Madiba (Solitude, 1999) and The Oil Lamp (Africa World Press, 2005). The Oil Lamp is a volume of poems on one theme only - environmental degradation in the Niger Delta.

Credited with poems including You're Chic Now, Che and God Punish You, Lord Lugard, Ifowodo was imprisoned from 1997-98 by the Abacha military regime. He is widely anthologised.

  • Photos taken at the National Film Theatre, South Bank, London, on 25 June 2005 - by MW.

6 comments:

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Araceli Aipoh said...

Saw this in in laspapi's blog and Jazzhole sent an e-newsletter. It sounds interesting; I have already decided to go.

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thepoetryman said...

I bet he is a wonderful man. His soul shines even in the photo...

Thank you for the introduction.

Peace.

LeftyHenry said...

do you by any chance know where in the US he is based? Just curious.

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