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.