May Their Shadows Never Shrink

Wole Soyinka and the Oxford Professorship of Poetry

Date Published :
September 2016
Publisher :
Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Editor :
Ivor Agyeman-Duah, Lucy Newlyn
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ISBN : 9780992843670
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
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This important book documents stimulating and engaging reflections and thoughts from international writers and commentators who collectively validate and establish Soyinka as more than deserving of the honor of the Oxford Professorship of Poetry. The coeditors Ivor Agyeman-Duah and Lucy Newlyn campaigned for the election of Soyinka and provide insightful analyses of the campaign while arguing for electoral reform. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of world literature and inclusiveness.

About The Author

Ivor Agyeman-Duah is the founder of the public organization, Centre for Intellectual Renewal in Ghana. He is the author and editor of several books including An Economic History of Ghana, Bu Me Be: Proverbs of the Akans, which he edited with the late Peggy Appiah and her son Kwame Anthony Appiah and Pilgrims of the Night. Born in 1966 in Kumasi, he was holds MA from the University of Wales and an MSc in Economic Development from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the winner of several international awards including ‘The Distinguished Friend of Oxford 2012’ at Oxford University.

Lucy Newlyn is Professor of English and Literature at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall.

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