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Welcome to SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

Vol.3. No. 4. July - September 2010

 


CONTRIBUTORS

TRIBUTARY WRITINGS FOR ESIABA IROBI

SECTIONS

Afam Akeh
Andy Willoughby
Claire Girvan
Christian Ward
Derek Adams
Esiaba Irobi
Hannah Lowe
Hunter Liguore
Ikechukwu Obialo Azuonye
Karunamay Sinha
Kate Horsley
Laura Solomon
Lookman Sanusi
Malcolm Bray
Mark Lewis
Moa-Aaricia Lindunger
N Quentin Woolf
Nina Romano
Nnorom Azuonye
Norbert O. Eze
Olu Oguibe
Pius Adesanmi
Robert Lee Frazier
Toyin Adepoju
Uche Nduka
Wayne Scheer
Zino Asalor
 

 

This issue of SLQ is dedicated to the memory of

ESIABA IROBI (1960 - 2010)

 

Dr Esiaba Irobi

Photo: Molara Wood (2006)

 

Nobody who encountered Esiaba Irobi, even casually, could ever forget him. In the picture above taken by Molara Wood we see Esiaba casting a spell on two young women. The ladies had come to the Gallery to view the Spring Art Exhibition by Chike Azuonye and Hassan Aliyu, but instead they saw Esiaba and he engaged them, talked to them, recited poetry to them, and before we realised it, they walked upstairs to attend Irobi's poetry reading marking the first Sentinel Poetry Live! evening.

 

Wherever people met Esiaba, in a lecture theatre, in a performance space, in an Internet discussion forum, he crawled under the skin and into the spirits of everyone like joy-inducing virus.

 

Since his passing on May 3rd, 2010, hundreds of tributes have been written to Esiaba. I have spread some of these tributes in the section: Irobi in Sentinel, as page banners on top of his writings, and the writings of Pius Adesanmi, and Afam Akeh.

 

In this section set aside for tributary writings, I feature lengthier pieces of poetry, prose and drama.

 

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Top

 

 

Tributes

 

Toyin Adepoju

Esiaba Irobi as Ancestor

 

Andy Willoughby

The day the minstrel taught me how to dance.

 

Andy Willoughby

Elegy for the Minstrel: Esiaba Irobi

 

Nnorom Azuonye

A song about what happens

 

Zino Asalor

The returning

 

Uche Nduka

Next Door

 

Olu Oguibe

Seven Stations of The Cross

 

Lookman Sanusi

London Mourns The Minstrel, Esiaba Irobi

 

The Return of the Minstrel

Memorial event at Abuja

 

 

 

JULY-SEPTEMBER INDEX
COMPETITIONS
DRAMA
ESSAYS & REVIEWS
FICTION
IROBI IN SENTINEL
IROBI, TRIBUTES
POETRY

 

 

 

 

JULY-SEPTEMBER INDEX | COMPETITIONS | DRAMA | ESSAYS & REVIEWS | FICTION | IROBI IN SENTINEL | IROBI, TRIBUTES | POETRY

 

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