Library weekly: Gabriel Okara

On 25 March 2019, Nigerian poet and novelist Gabriel Imomotimi Okara died at the age of 97 in Yenagoa, Nigeria. The first modernist poet of Anglophone Africa, he is best known for his early experimental novel, The Voice (1964), and his award-winning poetry, published in The Fisherman's Invocation (1978) and The Dreamer, His Vision (2005). In both his poems and his prose, Okara drew on African thought, religion, folklore and imagery, and he has been called "the Nigerian Negritudist". Gabriel Okara is featured in our Library Weekly.