The Muse of Anomy is a set of essays compiled from 40 years of addresses and lectures by means of the celebrated Nigerian author and student Femi Osofisan, who additionally is going by way of the pen identify Okinba Launko.
Coming from one of many significant figures of the modern literary scene in Africa, those essays are candid, thought-provoking, and scintillating. They display the workings of a stressed, delicate brain that's deeply perceptive, interrogating an in depth variety of authors and works throughout area and time, studying concepts, and highlighting either the failed and heroic moments in contemporary Nigerian history.
Every web page arrests the reader with its humor and compelling eloquence; each sentence reverberates with the author’s passionate dedication to the arrival of a higher society in Africa, and opposed to the demons of her present political nightmare. certainly, learn jointly, the essays represent a type of bible of literary activism, anchored on Osofisan’s abiding religion within the perform of paintings as an ethical and humanistic vocation, and consequently as a strategically important entrance in humankind’s perpetual fight for happiness.
This publication is a part of the African international sequence, edited by means of Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair within the Humanities, collage of Texas at Austin.
“Osofisan is a author of serious eloquence, robust conviction, and profound humor, and this volume—which represents nearly forty years of public lectures and presentations—consistently demonstrates those traits...Summing up: hugely suggested. Upper-division undergraduates although school; normal readers.” — ok. J. Wetmore, CHOICE magazine