Exile and the Creative Imagination

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Olu Oguibe


'Exile and the Creative Imagination' is a personal meditation on the pain and productive potential of exile from one of Nigeria's most internationally renowned artists, poets, and cultural critics. The text explores the genesis and development of the exile theme in Oguibe's poetry and visual art production.

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Olu Oguibe, University of Connecticut

Olu Oguibe is associate professor of art, art history, and African American studies at the University of Connecticut. A theorist, poet, and conceptual artist, Oguibe has exhibited in major museums, galleries, biennials and triennials around the world. He is the author of several books, most recently The Culture Game (University of Minnesota Press, 2004)