Writings of the general word's body

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Published a tad belatedly, Crossroads (Apex Books, Lagos) is a new anthology of poetry in honour of Christopher Okigbo on the 40th anniversary of his death. Co-edited by Patrick Tagbo Oguejiofor and Uduma Kalu, Crossroads is introduced by critic E.E Sule and has a foreword by Isidore Okpewho. The late poet's daughter, the artist Obiageli Ibrahimat Okigbo is one of over 120 contributors (Nigerian poets at home and in the diaspora) in the anthology; she also did the cover design. Originally intended for publication in time for last September's Okigbo Conference in Boston, the anthology will now get its public presentation at a special reading in Abuja, to be attended by Okigbo's widow, Sefinat Judith Attah.

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