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The Poetry of Christopher Okigbo

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FROM INNOCENCE TO EXPERIENCE: EXPLORE THE PERSONAL AND COMMUNAL EXPERIENCE IN CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO’S POETRY CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO
* HIS LIFE (it’s a rap)
* HIS WORKS (a brief overview of his poetry and accomplishments) * REVIEW OF POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND
* HIS POETRY
(Three poems will be explored to illustrate the development of the personal and communal experience of Okigbo’s poetry)

* A
* B
* C

* GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF:
* PERSONAL LIFE of Christopher Okigbo
* COUNTRY involving the public life of Christopher
* POETRY which expresses the growth from innocence to experience * PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN POETRY (exploring one poem that expresses the personal experience of Christopher Okigbo) * COMMUNAL EXPERIENCE IN POETRY (exploring one poem that expresses the communal experience of Christopher Okigbo)

* WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO’S POETRY? The two main texts that will be used and referred to during the presentation would be Chrispther Okibgo’s Selected Poems, 1986 Heinemann edition and Modern African Writers: Chrisopher Okigbo: Creative Rhetoric by Sunday o. Anozie, 1972, Evans Brothers Limited edition. Reference would also be made to an article called Christopher Okigbo 1932-1967 by Professor Funso Aiyejina in Brian Cox’s African writers. HIS LIFE IN A RAP (TO BE READ)

HIS WORKS
Some of the works by Christopher Okigbo includes
Heavensgate 1962
Limits 1964
Poems: Four Canzones 1968
Labyrinths, with Path of Thunder 1971
Collected Poems 1986
Source: Contemporary Literary Criticism

In an article on the author Christopher Okigbo written by Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo, he highlights what Sunday O. Anozie says, who observed that the poetry of “Christopher Okigbo … was beginning to show maturity and coherence in his vision of art, life and society, and greater sophistication in poetic form and phraseology.”

REVIEW OF POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND
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