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6 Analysis Of Classic Nigerian Poets


1. Wole Soyinka: 
A 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature holder, Professor Wole Soyinka was born 13th of July in the year 1934 to the family of Samuel and Eniola Soyinka. He is a Nigerian poet and author among many other thing. Soyinka has written many universally accepted poem and one of them is Deep Analysis of Post-Mortem by Wole Soyinka

2. John Pepper Clark: 
A very well recognized Nigerian poet and writer, J. P. Clark was born on the 6th of April in the year 1935; Kiagbodo in Nigeria. As a way of sustaining the love for Clark literary intelligence, a blog was created called jpclarkliterarysociety.blogspot.com. One of loved poem is
Analysis of Agbor Dancer by John Pepper Clark

3. Chinua Achebe: 
The 2010 holder of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, Albert Chinualumogu Achebe is a name that always come to mind when mentioning the Nigerian widely adapted drama; Things Fall Apart. He lived between 16-11-1930 and 21-03-2013. One among his poems is
Analysis of Mango Seedling by Chinua Achebe

4. Christopher Okigbo: 
Known for writing poetry and drama, Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo lived between 1932 and 1967; a Nigerian born in Anambra state. During his short stay on earth, he is remembered for some poem such as
Analysis of Poem Passion Flower by Christopher Okigbo

5. Niyi Osundare: 
He is a writer and poet that can also be considered a mild activist. Professor Niyi Osundare, teaches English language and my favorite of his poem is
Analysis of Not My Business by Niyi Osundare

6. Ben Okri:
 Born in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria on the 15th of March, 1959. Ben Okri has lived in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom; both reflect in his poem for instance
Analysis of Living Is A Fire by Ben Okri


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