Professor Funso Aiyejina - A Source of Alter/Native Theory of African Literature and Criticism

Event Date(s): 26/01/2010 - 21/11/2010

Professor Funso Aiyejina was the feature speaker at the 2009 distinguished lecture series of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), Lagos, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in July. His lecture, “Esu Elegbara: A Source of an Alter/native Theory of African Literature and Criticism,” is an excerpt from his inaugural lecture, “Decolonising Myth: From Esu to Bacchanal Aesthetics,” which he is currently expanding. The lecture seeks to reposition historical and current ideas on the nature of Esu, the Yoruba deity of the cross-roads and to examine the ways that writers from Africa and the Caribbean have deployed the concept of Esu as an aesthetic paradigm.

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