Sunday, 4 November 2007

Renowned author, Cyprian Ekwensi, dies at 86

Picture illustration by Basil Okafor

DARKNESS fell again in the Nigerian literary firmament yesterday (Friday) when veteran novelist, pharmacist and public commentator, Cyprian Ekwensi passed on. He was 86 years old. The author of the popular Jaguar Nana series of novels was said to have died at the Niger Foundation in Enugu where he underwent an operation for an undisclosed ailment. It was not clear as at press time yesterday if he died during or after the operation click and read more

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