CFP: D. S. Izevbaye: A Festschrift: African and Black Lit. (4/30/03; collection)

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O. Okunoye
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Professor Daniel Sunday Izevbaye, an outstanding Nigerian scholar and
literary critic ,is retiring from the University of Ibadan, his base for
well over three decades. Izevbaye is one of the foremost and original
thinkers of the nature and character of contemporary African literature
written in English, an accomplished teacher whose numerous essays in
African, Caribbean and American literatures have both the depth and
clarity of a true scholar-critic; metaphorically, D.S. Izevbaye is a
major pathfinder of contemporary critical practice in Africa and a
shining light whose propagation of critical excellence at Ibadan is as
influential as it is enviable.

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in a book of essays being
planned in honour of Professor Izevbaye. The editorial board welcomes a
wide range of critical essays on African and Black literature and
critical practices, even though a few contributions that focus on the
scholar’s works and career will also be considered for publication.

        *Both manuscript and electronic submissions are encouraged but hard
        copies should be accompanied by a Word Document (97+) disk. References
        and quotations should follow the current MLA style sheet Submissions
        should normally not exceed 25 double-spaced A4 pages.
Please direct all enquiries and submissions to:
Aderemi Raji-Oyelade ,Ph.D.< <>>
Department of English, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; or Oyeniyi
Okunoye,Ph.D.<>,Department of English,Obafemi
Awolowo University,Ile-Ife,Nigeria. The deadline for submissions is April

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