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Collected plays and poems, 1958-1988

Author: J P Clark-Bekederemo
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1991.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Clark-Bekederemo, J.P. (John Pepper), 1935-
Collected plays and poems, 1958-1988.
Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)555783468
Named Person: John Pepper Clark
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J P Clark-Bekederemo
ISBN: 0882581287 9780882581286
OCLC Number: 23583326
Description: liv, 423 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Three plays --
Song of a goat --
The masquerade --
The raft --
Ozidi: a play --
Ozidi --
The bikoroa plays --
The boat --
The return home --
Full circle --
A decade of tongues: selected poems, 1958-1968 --
From poems --
The imprisonment of Obatala --
Abiku --
Fulani cattle --
For granny (from hospital) --
Night rain --
Agbor dancer --
Girl bathing --
Hands over head --
Horoscope --
Pub-song --
Tide-wash --
The water maid --
New year --
Ibadan dawn --
The year's first rain --
Return of the fishermen --
Ibadan --
Streamside exchange --
Easter --
The outsider --
Ivbie: a song of wrong --
From A reed in the tides --
Flight across Africa --
Emergency commission --
The leader --
His excellency the masquerader --
A child asleep --
Who bade the waves --
Boeing crossing --
Cuba confrontation --
I wake to the touch --
Home from Hiroshima --
Service --
Time's square --
Cave call --
From Casualties --
Song --
Skulls and cups --
Vulture's choice --
The burden in boxes --
The usurpation --
The cockerel in the tale --
The reign of the crocodile --
Seasons of omens --
What the squirrel said --
Leader of the hunt --
Conversations at Accra --
Return home --
The locust hunt --July wake --
Exodus --
August afternoon --
The rat in a hole --
Dirge --
The flood --
Aburi and after --
The beast --
Death of a weaverbird --
Friends --
A photograph in The Observer --
Benin sacrifice --
Party song --
The casualties --
Night song --
Epilogue to Casualties --
Incidental songs for several persons --
Incident at the police station, Warri --
The Lagos-Ibadan road before Shagamu --
A lamp by my window --
To my academic friends who sit tight on their doctoral theses and have no chair for poet or inventor --
Letter from Kampala --
Nairobi National Park --
Addis Ababa --
A god is the cow --
The players --
Bombay --
Calcutta --
State of the union --
Here nothing works --
Progress --
The cleaners --
Return of the heroes --
Easter 1976 --
Victoria Island --
Of sects and fellowships --
A parable --
Phaemon's dog --
Sacrifice --
Song of the retired public servant --
Out of the tower --
Election report --
The patriarchs at the return to civilian rule --
Handshake --
New currency --
One country --
Song of the new millionaires --
Epitaph for Boro --
An epidemic without a name --
Victoria Island revisited --
The plague --
Concerning 'My Command' and other accounts of the Nigerian civil war --
Where do they all go? --
The sovereign --
Postscript --
The playwright and the colonels --
Other songs on other states --
The wreck --
Family meeting for the disposal of the wreck --
Last rights in Ijebu --
A hymn for a friend in his losses --
Prognosis --
Summary treatment --
Translation --
Autumn in Connecticut --
Harvest --
Birthday at Wesleyan, Middletown --
The coming of age --
Miracle in a farm --
Herons at Funama --
Faces --
Mandela and other poems --
Part I: Mandela --
Mandela --
A litter to Oliver Tambo --
The beast in the south --
The death of Samora Machel --
The news from Ethiopia and the Sudan --
Part II: Ceremonies for departure --
Waiting for the dead --
Washing the dead --
Dressing the dead --
Seeing off the dead --
Part III: Departures --
Leaves falling --
A family procession --
A royal welcome --
Death of a lady --
A passing at New Year --
A tale of the hyrax --
If the dead in their state --
Mourner's comfort --
An old man on trial --
A mother's story --
Sweat in the moonlight --
Homecoming --
Stranger in the house --
The last wish --
The order of the dead.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: J.P. Clark-Bekederemo ; with an introduction by Abiola Irele.

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