AHEAD of tomorrow and next tomorrow’s governorship primary election of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bayelsa State, the choice of a candidate has been narrowed to three aspirants, Vanguard has gathered.Read More
PAN Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, yesterday, expressed shock at the exit of literary giant, Pa Gabriel Okara .Read More
Nigeria’s immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the people and government of Bayelsa State as well as the literary world over the death of foremost poet and novelist, Pa Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, who died on Monday at the age of 97.Read More
FOREMOST literary icon and giant of African literature Pa Gabriel imomotimi Okara has passed away.
Aged 98, Pa Okara, reportedly died on Sunday after a brief illness.Read More
I had set out to title this tribute as The Long Life of Poetry: Gabriel Okara at 96. But, just as soon, a second overwhelming nudge rebuked me with the recollection that, the celebrator himself, in the path-finding iconoclasm that has characterised his poetic craftsmanship for more than six decades, had long provided a caption in the fitting title to one of the most enduring masterpieces to have come out of African literature: Piano and Drums.Read More