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JP Clark, Playwright, Poet, Professor Dies At 85

In 1991, JP Clark received the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for literary quality, among other recognitions that define him as one of Africas prominent and pre-eminent authors.

Another fantastic loss struck the Nigerian literary neighborhood in the early hours of Tuesday, as Prof. John Pepper Clark (popularly understood as J.P. Clark) joined his forefathers at 85.

JP Clark came from Kiagbodo, Burutu council location of Delta state, and was a more youthful sibling to older statesman and Ijaw nationwide leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.

His death was disclosed in a declaration signed by Prof. C. C. Clark (for the household) and Mr. Ilaye Clark (for the kids), and which was made readily available to newsmen on Tuesday morning..

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It merits to keep in mind that JP Clark died an octogenarian, which was also same for Nigerias Chinua Achebe, Nigerias Chukwuemeka Ike, Cameroons Ferdinand Oyono, South Africas André Brink, Kenyas Grace Ogot, Nigerias Elechi Amadi, Malawis David Rubadiri, among other fantastic writers who were undoubtedly of the exact same generation in the field of pen, consisting of Nigerias Gabriel Okara and Buchi Emecheta who died a nonagenarian and a septuagenarian respectively..

Up until his death this early morning in an undisclosed Lagos healthcare facility after a quick health problem, Prof. JP Clark was a professor of English and renowned poet and playwright. His exceptional works consist of: Poems (poetry, published 1961), The Raft (drama, released 1964), A Reed in the Tide (poetry, published 1965), Ozidi (drama, published1966), The Boat (drama, published 1981), A Decade of Tongues (poetry, released 1981), State of the Union (poetry, released 1981), Mandela and Other Poems (poetry, published 1988), among others.

” The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo household of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wants to reveal that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has actually finally dropped his pen in the early hours these days, Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

Prof. J. P. Clark has actually paddled on to the terrific beyond in convenience of his spouse, children and siblings, around him.
The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be revealed later on by the household.”.

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He composes perfectly in English and Igbo languages, and has actually published enormously in both languages.


Izunna Okafor is an award-winning Nigerian novelist, poet, journalist, author, editor, translator, publicist, Igbo language activist and administrator who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Izunna has gotten over 25 awards, and has more than 2000 articles published online, both nationally and worldwide, crossing innovative writing and journalism.

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