The renowned Harvard professor, literary critic, scholar and newspaper columnist, Professor Biodun Jeyifo, (popularly known as “BJ”), will turn 70 next Tuesday, the 5th of January, 2016. To mark it, a public lecture is being organized for the day, starting at 11 am, at the historic Arts Theatre of the University of Ibadan.
The lecturer, Prof Dan Izevbaye, will be speaking on “The Critic’s Calling,” under the chairmanship of the legendary Prof J.P. Clark-Bekederemo, with Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka and cultural icon, Dr Lekan Are, as Special Guests of Honour.
We will be expecting you to turn up in droves to honour this illustrious son of Africa, our cherished colleague, friend and mentor.
Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi and Prof. Femi Osofisan
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