For Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010) and Dennis Brutus (1924-2009)
Irobi was my friend. We met once, though he taught college an hour's drive down the road. We talked a few times over the phone. We exchanged some emails over the years. When we met at Harvard we hugged & high fived. Olu was on the floor. Chimamanda weaved and waved. Okey took an early exit. Irobi and Brutus danced all night like it was their last.