Where else might we turn if not the world of the literati at a time of disturbing elite fight-to-finish, grave suspicion of the other person, invention of enemies and incredible fear of the unknown, all combining to create the sense of a grave new world in us? People in literature have a way of looking into the seeds of time and telling us lesser mortals what is in store for us.
What is more, this will be the 70th birthday anniversary of Odia Ofeimum who established his ranking order in literati with The Poet Lied and the rich lifetime burden of dealing with that. Intervention has no idea whether The Poet Lied is a poem, about a poet, a poetry, an essay, a treatise or a book. All that it ever heard is that some script with such a title mutated into an image-breaker’s paradigm for living.
This is the text the tribe, led by Wumi Raji, Odion-Akhaine and Akin Adesokan, will be gathering to deconstruct into another text and another deconstruction and another text, world without end! Intervention cannot locate Wumi Raji on the radar. He used to be at Obafemi Awolowo University at Ile-Ife but has been in motion a lot that only inner members of the tribe may know now. Odion Akhaine is very much around at the Lagos State University, Lagos while Adesokan is at Indiana University in the US.
When, where, who and what are conveyed in the invitation card which serves as the cover picture of this alert on the impending great conversation!