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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Harry Garuba @ 50

"BIRTHDAY FOR THE BRIDGEHEAD: Harry Garuba a Professor in the Centre for African Studies and Department of English of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is internationally reputed for his innovative and ground-setting scholarship in the fields of Cultural Studies/Theory, Literatures of Africa and the African Diaspora, and Performance Studies/Discourse Analysis. A poet of note who has been described as having “a disposition for the tender and philosophical”, and whose collection, Shadows and Dreams heralded a new moment in its “alluring lyricism” and “introspective depth”, he taught at the University of Ibadan from the 1980s through to the 1990s – remarkable periods in Nigerian history and the flowering of African literature. At Ibadan, Garuba served as a mentor to an entire generation of writers, artistes and scholars, whose articulations coalesced into voices from the fringe, a movement that altered the dominant perceptions of arts and aesthetics."
Thursday 27 March 2008 - 4pm
@ The Jazzhole
168 Awolowo Road
Ikoyi, Lagos


Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Glendora sent me the news hours ago.

I wish Harry Garuba many happy returns of the day and more laurels in his academic career.

Sangeeta Sinha said...

Belated birthday wishes to you Harry. Another 100 years of inspiring generations.....