J. P. Clark
John Pepper Clark ( born April 6, 1935 in Kiagbodo, Nigeria ) is a Nigerian writer. He is a poet, playwright and essayist.
John Pepper Clark studied after college degree English at the University of Ibadan, where he founded the student magazine The Horn. After he had completed his studies, he worked from 1960 to 1962 as a journalist with the Daily Express in Lagos. He collected three years experience at Princeton University in the U.S., about which he reported critically in his book America, Their America ( 1964). After that, he was an English and drama teacher at a school in Ibadan until he joined in 1966 as a professor of English literature at the University of Lagos. From 1968 to 1972 he was also co-editor of the major magazine Black Orpheus. Since 1980 he has directed the PEC Repertory Theatre in Lagos.
- Song of a Goat. Mbari Publications, Ibadan, 1961 ( play ).
- Poems. Mbari Publications, Ibadan, 1962 ( poems).
- Three Plays. Song of a Goat, The Raft, Masquerade. Oxford University Press, London ua 1964 ( plays).
- A Reed in the Tide. Longmans, London, 1965 ( poems).
- Ozidi. Oxford University Press, London ua 1966 ( play ).
- Casualties. Poems 1966-68. Longman, London, 1970, ISBN 0-582-64058- X ( poems).
- The Example of Shakespeare. Longman, London 1970 ( essay).
- The Bikoroa Plays. The Boat, The Return, Full Circle. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1985, ISBN 0-19-911106-5 ( plays).
- State of the Union. Longman, London, 1985, ISBN 0-582-78602-9 (poetry ).
- Literature ( Nigeria)
- Literature ( 20th century)
- Literature ( English )
- University teachers ( Lagos)
- Born in 1935