Friday, 13 January 2017

86th birthday of Flora Nwapa

(Born 13 January 1931, Ugwuta, Biafra)
Okee nwanyi mmadu, first African (continental) woman published novelist Efuru, 1966, and, soon after, Idu, which she begins to work on at the onset of the Igbo genocide (mid-1966) and later publishes in 1970; her landmark works as well as those of sociologist Kamene Okonjo’s (mother of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Bank economist) open up the expanse of possibilities in Igbo Women/African World Studies within which the scholarship, artistry and writings of subsequent generations of intellectuals, working worldwide, have flourished immensely
(Alice Coltrane Quintet, “Mantra” [personnel: Coltrane, piano; Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone (heard on the right channel and takes the second saxophone solo); Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone (takes the first saxophone solo and heard on the left channel); Ron Carter, bass; Ben Riley, drums; recorded: Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York, US, 26 January 1970])
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