Thursday, 19 October 2017

Nigeria: How I Used Poetry And Drama to Resolve Communal Conflict -Mbajiorgu

 Daily Independent (Lagos)
Poetry, they say, is a language of the wise. Not many people have all the patience to decode or understand what a poet, like a talking drummer, conjure. But in this interview, Greg Mbajiorgu, a.k.a. Wota Na Wota, ex-officio member of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and author of 'Water Testaments: Anthology of Poems on Water and water-related Issues,' use poetry and drama to resolve conflict in one of the suburbs around Enugu, Enugu State. He told the media his vision about the new innovation and how great poets like Gabriel Okara accepted to submit entries for his book. Correspondent Yemi Adebisi was at the session. Excerpts:
You claimed to have assisted a community to resolve their clash through drama and poetry. How did it happen?
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