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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

YORUBA DAY

Fri, April 10, 2009 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM • John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A232) - Isese Gallery

Keynote Speaker:

Ademola O. Dasylva, Reader (Associate Professor), a poet, literary theorist and critic; co-coordinates Ibadan Cultural Studies Group, and teaches Drama, Poetry, the African Novel, and Oral Literature/Folklore Studies at the Department of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dasylva's scholarly publications include, Understanding Wole Soyinka:
Death and the King's Horseman; Studies in Drama; Classificatory Paradigms in African Oral Narrative (a monograph), and co-edited with Prof. Kola Owolabi Forms and Functions of English and IndigenousLanguages in Nigeria; co-author of Studies in Poetry.
His collection of poems, Songs of Odamolugbe won the 2006 ANA/Cadbury National Award for Poetry; He is widely published in local and international scholarly journals.

Sponsored by: John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies


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