Sentinel Poetry (Online) #57 ISSN 1479-425X

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September 2007  - Christopher Okigbo Special Edition

 

   

A drawing of Christopher Okigbo by Obiora Udechukwu.

 

CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

19 - 23 SEPTEMBER, 2007

For detailed programme click here

 

 

 

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Editorial

 

The Masquerade of Masquerades

 

Features & Reviews

 

Okigbo: Empty Grave for the Poet

by Uduma Kalu

 

The Meaning of Christopher Okigbo

by Obi Nwakanma

 

My Apology, Brother Pius

by Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

 

Poetry

 

Christopher Okigbo

Solitude invites,

A wagtail, to tell

The tangled-wood-tale;

A sunbird, to mourn

A mother on spray.

 

James Tar Tsaaior

You still are the burden of our creaking boulder

          Town crier, still announcing the adolescent dawn

Like the muezzin-cockerel. You still proclaim, prophet

          In apocalyptic accents the crime of the stolen dream.

 

Obiwu

Did he who cut and crushed a young tendril

Also deny it the burial of the earth?

 

Jumoke Verissimo

What if he had rained more pieces of magic sapphire?

— that Okigbo —

that heritage of an unborn…

 

Obododimma Oha

We bring him home bring him home bring him home!

A burial not enough,

We bring him home to the grove

Where the navel-cord

Ropes the foot of a dedicated palm tree

 

Information

 

Okigbo Conference Programme

 

Notes on Contributors

 

 

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