Nigeria's literary icon Gabriel Okara dies at 97

Tributes have been pouring in for famous Nigerian poet and novelist Gabriel Okara who has died at the age of 97. Local newspaper Va...

Mfoni mbuayɛ ɛma novelist Gabriel Okara


Tributes have been pouring in for famous Nigerian poet and novelist Gabriel Okara who has died at the age of 97.

Local newspaper Vanguard says Mr Okara from Bayelsa State in southern Nigeria died on Sunday evening after collapsing, a month before his 98th birthday.
The paper says Okara, referred to as the "Nigerian negritudist", was the first modernist poet of Anglophone Africa and was famous for his first novel, The Voice, published in 1964.
The Sun reports that his literary talent was discovered in 1953 when his poem, The Call of the River Nun, won an award at the Nigerian Festival of Arts.
The paper also says Okara wrote plays and features for broadcasting and that many of his unpublished manuscripts were destroyed during the Nigerian civil war between 1967 and 1970.
Here are some reactions on Twitter:

Social embed from twitter

Report this social embed, make a complaint

Social embed from twitter

Report this social embed, make a complaint
The Daily post newspaper reports that President Muhammadu Buahri has also paid tribute to Okara, saying he was "deservedly known as the founder of Modern African literature" and "will be fondly remembered for his immense contributions to the development of African literature, drawing on experience from his native Ijaw language".
bbc

COMMENTS

Name

Articles,13,Business,14,CELEB SPOT,2,Education,13,Entertainment,84,Events,7,Foreign News,45,Gossip,11,Music,5,News,156,Politics,34,Religion,28,Sports,24,Video,4,
ltr
item
KRLIVEZ.COM: Nigeria's literary icon Gabriel Okara dies at 97
Nigeria's literary icon Gabriel Okara dies at 97
https://newmail-ng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Gabriel-Okara.jpg
KRLIVEZ.COM
http://www.krlivez.com/2019/03/nigerias-literary-icon-gabriel-okara.html
http://www.krlivez.com/
http://www.krlivez.com/
http://www.krlivez.com/2019/03/nigerias-literary-icon-gabriel-okara.html
true
3455442131672072756
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy