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Roaming Redbridge April 2006 By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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The London Borough of Redbridge travel culture and entertainment guide.
Roaming Redbridge April 2006 By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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The London Borough of Redbridge travel culture and entertainment guide.
The Bata Dancer By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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He goes away in search of self, but he again finds love. Yomi Bello, scriptwriter at a moribund theatre, leaves for a new town to temporarily teach English at a private school. More importantly, he... More > is seeking escape from the pains of a recent divorce. He again meets with a legendary Bata dancer, who rekindles Yomi’s plan to complete a new play, which tells the story of a Bata dancer and his quest for fame. Yomi embarks on a cultural adventure to study the esoteric language of the Bata drums and of the mesmerising Bata dance. He also meets Ajoke, the delightful daughter of his mentor, an enigmatic young woman, who teaches him to overcome his grief as well as his severe limp and to consequently dance like a master Bata dancer. The reopening of the theatre coincides with the death of his old and frail mentor; but Yomi Bello cannot bear going away without taking his newly found love with him.< Less
somber city By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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Somber City is an evocative novel of the promise, expectation, and disenchantment of life in contemporary Nigeria, in a dismal perspective of its most populous city, Lagos. The novel illuminates,... More > through a mix of fact and fiction, a seminal moment in modern history: Nigeria's fervent passage through a period of immense oil wealth in the 1970s to a sudden descent into a cataclysmal debt trap in the early 1980s. This chaotic period, captured within the city of Lagos, is experienced alongside the protagonist Femi Falashe, a young engineer seeking to get his life back in track after a sudden job loss, as well as five other unforgettable characters< Less
The Essential Jimi Hendrix By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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"The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar."- Jimi Hendrix James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was a cultural icon and... More > arguably the greatest and most influential electric guitarist in rock music history. Mostly self-taught on the instrument, the left-handed Hendrix played a right-handed guitar turned upside down and re-strung to suit him. Hendrix extended the tradition of rock guitar, exploiting them to a previously undreamed-of extent. As a record producer, Hendrix was also an innovator in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. In 2003, more than 30 years after his death at 27, Rolling Stone magazine named Hendrix number one on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". This book presents Hendrix, the man, the musician, the philosopher. It presents his music, his shows, his song lyric, his life.< Less
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The Essential Jimi Hendrix By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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"The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar."- Jimi Hendrix James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was a cultural icon and... More > arguably the greatest and most influential electric guitarist in rock music history. Mostly self-taught on the instrument, the left-handed Hendrix played a right-handed guitar turned upside down and re-strung to suit him. Hendrix extended the tradition of rock guitar, exploiting them to a previously undreamed-of extent. As a record producer, Hendrix was also an innovator in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. In 2003, more than 30 years after his death at 27, Rolling Stone magazine named Hendrix number one on their list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". This book presents Hendrix, the man, the musician, the philosopher. It presents his music, his shows, his song lyric, his life.< Less
Ajantala - the terrible By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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These stories come from a time when animals could speak like men, and when men could understand them. They come from the time when minds were still pure and all things were possible. All these... More > stories are derived from Yoruba folklore. Some are as old as the art of storytelling itself, some are relatively newer, some have been gleaned from places that have become lost to memory, and some the author has made up entirely on his own< Less
Lagos Literary and Arts Journal No.2 By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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January - May 2016 edition of Lagos Literary and Arts Journal
Ajantala and other Yoruba Folk Tales By Rotimi Ogunjobi
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Where do stories come from? These stories come from a time when animals could speak like men, and when men could understand them. They come from the time when minds were still pure and all things... More > were possible. All these stories are derived from Yoruba folklore. Some are as old as the art of storytelling itself, some are relatively newer, some have been gleaned from places that have become lost to memory, and some I have made up entirely on my own . In all cases I have attempted to retell the stories in my own way, and in the way of a Yoruba storyteller. - Rotimi Ogunjobi< Less

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