The Nostalgic Drum

by Femi Osofisan

The Nostalgic Drum

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A collection of essays by Femi Osofisan, the internationally respected Nigerian dramatist and poet, who is widely hailed as one of Africa's leading writers of the generation following on from Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe. With acerbic wit and with idealistic fervour, Osofisan speaks in these essays about the place of literature and drama, and those who consume it, in the troubled post-colonial continent that is Africa. The result is a passionate and original insight, not only into the work of his contemporaries, but also into the adventure of the Africa of the past.
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A collection of essays by Femi Osofisan, the internationally respected Nigerian dramatist and poet, who is widely hailed as one of Africa's leading writers of the generation following on from Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe. With acerbic wit and with idealistic fervour, Osofisan speaks in these essays about the place of literature and drama, and those who consume it, in the troubled post-colonial continent that is Africa. The result is a passionate and original insight, not only into the work of his contemporaries, but also into the adventure of the Africa of the past.