Renowned Writer and poet, Prof J.P. Clark is Dead

Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, popularly known as J.P. Clark, has died in the early hours of Tuesday.

This was made known in a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr Ilaye Clark, for the children.

J.P Clark was a journalist, playwright, poet and scholar-critic who conducted research into traditional Ijaw myths and legends and wrote essays on African poetry. While at the University of Ibadan, Clark founded The Horn, a magazine of student poetry.

He is also the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.

The statement read, “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday, 13 October 2020.

“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and siblings, around him.

“The family appreciates your prayers at this time. Other details will be announced later by the family.”

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