The people's poet : emerging perspectives on Niyi Osundare / edited by Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah

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Subjects: Yoruba (African people) in literature
Oral tradition--Nigeria
Nigeria--In literature
Osundare, Niyi, 1947---Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c2003
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xxxv, 629 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Preface: Niyi Osundare Between Self & Commitment / Abiola Irele
Introduction: The People's Poet / Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah
The Wit and Wisdom of Niyi Osundare / Eldred Durosimi Jones 3
Niyi Osundare and His Poetic Choices / Tanure Ojaide 17
Niyi Osundare and the Poetic Statement of a Generation / Ezenwa-Ohaeto 27
Explorations in Animist Materialism and A Reading of the Poetry of Niyi Osundare / Harry Garuba 41
A Theory of Growth and Maturation: The Earth as the Eye of Osundare's Poetry / Titi Adepitan 61
Green Oranges and Anthill Castles: An Alienated Literature? / Femi Oyebode 83
Still Daring the Beast: Niyi Osundare and Contemporary Nigerian Poetry / Stewart Brown 97
'Courier with a live coal in his running palm' ('Midlife'): Niyi Osundare as witness to the human in Nigerian public life / Jane Bryce 115
Niyi Osundare and Poetry for the People / Doug G. Killam 133
Morphology and Meaning in Niyi Osundare's Poetry / Adeyeye Samson Dare 157
Beyond 'the rope of a single idiom': Translating African Poetry / Christiane Fioupou 179
Foregrounded Metaphore: Niyi Osundare's Poetic Language / Demola Jolayemi 197
Shafts of Coming Songs: Niyi Osundare and the Poetic of Utopia / Emma Ngumoha 211
Towncrier in the Classroom: Niyi Osundare's Seize the Day / Donald Burness 223
Poetry and Social Mobilization: The teachings of Niyi Osundare / Aderemi Raji-Oyelade 231
Poet, behold thy tie! / Akin Adesokan 249
Niyi Osundare's Village Voices and the Oral Art: A Study in Aesthetic Transfer and Linkages / Charles Bodunde 273
Osundare as Nature Poet: A Simple Sentimentality / Kofi A. N. Mensah 287
Reconstructing the Forgotten Nature and History: Approaching Osundare and His Horses of Memory / S. Louisa Wei 299
Niyi Osundare's Performance Notes / Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah 313
The Performative Context of Niyi Osundare's Poetry / Sunday Enessi Ododo 333
The Poetics of the "Alter-Native" Tradition: The Case of Nigeria's Niyi Osundare and Egypt's Ahmad Fuad Nigm / Kamal Abdel-Malek 351
Post-Colonial Context, Post-Modernist Perspectives: Niyi Osundare's Waiting Laughters and I. Andrukhovych's Carnival Poetry / Irene Sywenky 373
Long Lost Kin: Niyi Osundare Through an African American Lens / Kamau Kemayo 391
Art Value and Evaluation: Philistinism in Niyi Osundare's "Benin Mask" and Jack Mapanje's "Kabula Curio-Shop" / Olufemi Ibukun Dunmade 407
Consummate Poets of Time: Osundare & Members of His Generation / Tayo Olafioye 415
"I am an Accident of History," a Conversation with Niyi Osundare / Stephen Arnold 437
Interview With Niyi Osundare / Cynthia Hogue, Nancy Easterlin 461
Osundare, Another Interview / Frank Birbalsingh 483
Man meaning to man: a close encounter with Niyi Osundare's poetry / Pietro Deandrea 493
The Poet as Dramatist: An Interview / Sola Olorunyomi, Remi Raji-Oyelade 519
Style and Postcolonial Representation in the Plays of Niyi Osundare / Wumi Raji 529
L'Etat Cest Moi? The Premier Performance of The State Visit / Sola Olorunyomii 539
The Ambiguity of Autobiography: Anatomy of Niyi Osundare's MidLife / Omoniyi Afolabi 547
Osundare: A Man For All Seasons / Bolaji Aluko 567
Osundareana, 1976-1996 / Bernth Lindfors 573
Poems for Osundare 587
Afterword / Biodun Jeyifo 609
Notes on Contributors 619
Index 627
Additional Authors: Naʼallah, Abdul Rasheed
Osundare, Niyi, 1947-
Notes: LCCN: 2002006199
ISBN: 0865438498
ISBN: 0865438501 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 49681648
ISBN/ISSN: 0865438498