The literary icon Gabriel Okara was the first renowned English language black poet and also the first modernist writer on the African continent. Many of his unpublished manuscripts were destroyed during the Nigerian Civil War.
Renowned Poet Gabriel Okara Dies
Premium Times, 25 March 2019
Renowned Nigerian poet and novelist, Gabriel Okara, has died. Read more »
The Glorious Exit of Gabriel Imomotimi Okara (1921-2019)
Vanguard, 26 March 2019
Exactly one month to his 98th birthday (April 24, 1921) legendary poet and one of Africa's most renowned and established voices of the 20th century, Gabriel Imomotimi Okara, passed… Read more »
Buhari, Jonathan, Dickson Mourn Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara
This Day, 26 March 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson have expressed sadness over the passage of the renowned poet, novelist… Read more »
Bayelsa Mourns Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara
Guardian, 26 March 2019
Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, has described the death of renowned poet and novelist, Dr. Gabriel Okara, as a great loss to the state and Nigeria. Read more »
Buhari Mourns Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara
This Day, 25 March 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja mourned renowned poet, novelist and playwright, Gabriel Imomotime Okara, who passed on at the age of 97. Read more »
Famous Writer, Poet, Gabriel Okara, Dies At 97
Vanguard, 25 March 2019
One of Nigeria's foremost and famous writers, poets and novelists, Dr Gabriel Okara, is dead. Read more »
Jonathan Mourns Okara, Says His Exit a Colossal Loss
Nigeria's immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has condoled with the people and government of Bayelsa State as well as the literary world over the death of foremost poet… Read more »
Piano and Drum Stops Playing for Okara As He Answers Call of River Nun
Born in a settlement at the banks of River Nun, lived almost with fishes, but was befriended by the sound of books echoing through the streets. That's the story of Gabriel… Read more »
Bayelsa Mourns Literary Icon, Okara, Declares 3 Days of Mourning
Foremost literary icon and giant of African literature Pa Gabriel imomotimi Okara has passed away. Read more »
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