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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Irobi & Brutus

For Esiaba Irobi (1960-2010) and Dennis Brutus (1924-2009)

By Obiwu

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.

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