Essay & Review

Traversing the Mood of Landscapes: A Review of Yinka Elujoba’s Images of the Disconsolate by Femi Morgan

Title: Images of the Disconsolate Author: Yinka Elujoba Publisher: Invisible Borders Trans-African Project Number of pages: 35 Year of publication: 2017 Category: Travel/Nonfiction Images of the Disconsolate by Yinka Elujoba explores the metaphor of the road as a vortex of memories that can nonetheless be grasped through personal tales. This chapbook of travel narrative must first be understood within the context of the 2017 Invisible Borders TransAfrican project which focused on ‘Borders…

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Richard Lander and the Travelling Polygamist by Femi Osofisan

Tableau 1 [Two narrators – Lander and Pasko – come onto the stage, bringing their dairies.] Lander: In 1825, Hugh Clapperton, a navy captain, was commissioned by the British government to explore the area of the ‘Dark Continent’ lying just east of the Cape Coast, and travel up to Sokoto, then capital of the Fulani Empire established by Sultan Othman dan Fodio. Pasko: Clapperton succeeded in reaching Sokoto, but he…

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