By Femi Osofisan

The Muse of Anomy is a set of essays compiled from 40 years of addresses and lectures by way of the celebrated Nigerian author and student Femi Osofisan, who additionally is going via the pen identify Okinba Launko.

Coming from one of many significant figures of the modern literary scene in Africa, those essays are candid, thought-provoking, and scintillating.  They show the workings of a stressed, delicate brain that's deeply perceptive, interrogating an in depth diversity of authors and works throughout area and time, interpreting innovations, and highlighting either the failed and heroic moments in contemporary Nigerian history.

Every web page arrests the reader with its humor and compelling eloquence; each sentence reverberates with the author’s passionate dedication to the appearance of a higher society in Africa, and opposed to the demons of her present political nightmare. certainly, learn jointly, the essays represent a type of bible of literary activism, anchored on Osofisan’s abiding religion within the perform of paintings as an ethical and humanistic vocation, and consequently as a strategically very important entrance in humankind’s perpetual fight for happiness.

This publication is a part of the African international sequence, edited by means of Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair within the Humanities, college of Texas at Austin.

“Osofisan is a author of serious eloquence, robust conviction, and profound humor, and this volume—which represents virtually forty years of public lectures and presentations—consistently demonstrates those traits...Summing up: hugely advised. Upper-division undergraduates even though school; basic readers.” — ok. J. Wetmore, CHOICE magazine

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The foundation of Anomy is a set of essays compiled from 40 years of addresses and lectures via the prestigious Nigerian author and student Femi Osofisan, who additionally is going through the pen identify Okinba Launko. Coming from one of many significant figures of the modern literary scene in Africa, those essays are candid, thought-provoking, and scintillating.

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