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Christopher Ikigbo - Nigerian poet

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MarsLady Fri 13-Jul-07 13:32:05

What do you know about him or his work?

Am about to write an essay on him (now that I've raided Ellbell's brain on Dante and shuffling feet) and thought I'd see what you gorgeous people know (if anything).

I'm particularly interested in his imagery, cultural heritage of the Ikigbo tribe, his conversion by the Catholic missionaries, modernism in his poetry.

Thank you!

TooTicky Fri 13-Jul-07 13:33:22

That sounds interesting. Can't help you though

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 13:34:34

Well, apparently it's Okigbo ?!

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 13:37:07

from the Igbo people- I wonder if "ok" means "from"? or "son of" or something.

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 13:38:31

Oh, lovely:

"Bright
with the armpit dazzle of a lioness,
she answers,
wearing white light about her;
and the waves escort her,
my lioness,
crowned with moonlight."
(from 'Water Maid')

MarsLady Fri 13-Jul-07 13:49:24

It IS Okigbo... sorry didn't check for typos was too excited at the thought that others might know and help as much as Ellbell has helped me with Brecht.

Still not talking to Blu though....sob!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 17:47:54

pourquoi pas, has there been an LDC falling-out!?

MarsLady Fri 13-Jul-07 17:50:02

No!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a Brecht falling out sob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But Ellbell is now my new best friend! She's written books you know!

LittleLupin Fri 13-Jul-07 17:59:31

oooooh! <impressed>

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