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Portraits for an eagle: a festschrift in honour of Femi Osofisan

Portraits for an eagle: a festschrift in honour of Femi Osofisan

Adeyemi, Sola (ed.) (2006) Portraits for an eagle: a festschrift in honour of Femi Osofisan. In: Adeyemi, Sola, (ed.) Bayreuth African Studies 78 . Bayreuth Breitinger, Bayreuth, Germany. ISBN 9783927510951

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To mark the 60th birthday of Femi Osofisan, this unique collection of essays by friends and critics pays tribute to his many achievements as a director, teacher, essayist, novelist, poet, critic and one of the foremost playwrights from Africa. The essays provide an important insight into the man,his work and his valuable contributions to theatre and literature in Africa.

Femi Osofisan has taught, directed and had his plays performed in several countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the USA. Author of more than fifty plays, two books for junior readers, four works of fiction, four collections of poetry anf four volumes of essays, Osofisan also has popular columns in a number of Nigerian newspapers. Currently the President of the Nigerian Centre of International PEN and a Patron of the Pan-African Writers' Association, he has been the President of the Association of Nigerian Authors. Osofisan is currently a Professor of Drama at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Portraits For An Eagle is a definitive tribute to a man of the theatre. Contributors include fellow writers, distinguished academics and critics like Biodun Jeyifo, James Gibbs, Olu Obafemi, Barbara Goff and Martin Banham.

Item Type: Edited Book
Additional Information: ISBN 10: 3927510955
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femi Osofisan, African theatre, drama, politics, literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Creative, Critical & Communication Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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