Renowned Musicologist and poet, Professor Joshua Uzoigwe, former head of the Music Department at the University of Uyo, joined the ancestors last month. Described as "a music educator, composer, performer and musicologist [and as someone who] directed several musical concerts in which he featured his own works and works by other modern Nigerian composers." It was also said that "his intention was to create an awareness of this music in an intellectual environment such as Obafemi Awolowo University and in Nigeria at large."
Reprinted below are a tribute to Professor Uzoigwe by our ALA colleague and friend, Professor Chukwuma Azuonye and three of Dr. Uzoigwe's own poems.
Azuonye, Chukwuma, "Joshua, This is Your Story: Tribute to Joshua Uzoigwe, 1946-2005 (with Three Poems by the Deceased from Nsukka Harvest, 1972)" (2005). Africana Studies Faculty Publication Series. 22.
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