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Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by tutudesz: 12:30pm On Oct 13
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 sibbling, around him.

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

Signed:
Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family.
Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children.

Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Professor John Pepper Clark is dead.
The poet is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.
In a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children and made available to Vanguard Tuesday, Professor John Pepper Clark died in the early hours of today.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/breaking-edwin-clark-loses-brother-prof-j-p-clark/

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Throwback: 12:34pm On Oct 13
Sad loss.

One of the Nigerian literary quartet that Wole Soyinka referred to.

Now only Soyinka is left behind.
Christopher Okigbo is gone.
Chinua Achebe is gone.
JP Clark is gone.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by majamajic(m): 12:36pm On Oct 13
So sad
Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by loramoore: 12:36pm On Oct 13
R.I.P Sir

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by FarahAideed: 12:37pm On Oct 13
Chei ..This 2020 sef

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by iokpebholo: 12:38pm On Oct 13
These are d real role model unlike d present day Yahoo boys,corrupt politicians and fake pastors

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Fahdiga(m): 12:40pm On Oct 13
I'm having a feeling of nostalgia. this man's work made my day during my secondary school days. rest on sir

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by ZhiosonWind: 12:43pm On Oct 13
haa JP Clark is gone shocked shocked

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Ruhamah2: 12:45pm On Oct 13
May his soul rest in peace.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by tutudesz: 12:49pm On Oct 13
Throwback:
Sad loss.

One of the Nigerian literary quartet that Wole Soyinka referred to.

Now only Soyinka is left behind.
Christopher Okigbo is gone.
Chinua Achebe is gone.
JP Clark is gone.
Soyinka is the last man standing among them, Soyinka and J.P friendship date back to the 60s

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by AsiwajuNdigbo: 12:50pm On Oct 13
May his soul rest in peace

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by joshjc(m): 12:52pm On Oct 13
R.i.p
Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by slivertongue: 12:55pm On Oct 13
rest on the peoples elephant. ur poem schooled me well back in school

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by OlujobaSamuel: 12:58pm On Oct 13
Rest on Baba.
I think he wrote Ibadan, the city of brown roofs.
Such a lovely poem before people turned it to something else.
Enjoy your afterlife sir. Plenty love.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by chandini435: 2:38pm On Oct 13
Rest on Baba. I think he wrote Ibadan, the city of brown roofs.Such a lovely poem before people turned it to something else.Enjoy your afterlife sir. Plenty love.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by gordonchuks(m): 3:23pm On Oct 13
Rest in peace sir!

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by GeneralStan(m): 3:27pm On Oct 13
SAD!!! REST ON SIR!!!

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by lastempero: 3:55pm On Oct 13
U wont see block heads here, jp clark was an icon.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Officialgarri: 4:14pm On Oct 13
Wow. Rest in peace papa. You have done well in your lifetime.
Say hello to your good friend —Chinua Achebe.

And accept condolences from we the family of Prof. Wole Soyinka

On this day, after a little tension between Prof. W.S and Prof J.p. C, the trio put aside their differences and paid Gen. Ibrahim Babangida a visit to demand the release of the soon-to-be executed poet, soldier,
and childhood friend of the De facto Head of state —Mamman Vatsa

They all returned from the meeting in a joyful mood as they screamed their way in the car on their way out.

However, Babangida's promise to the trio was a pseudo promise as Vatsa was promptly tried and executed


Lalasticlala

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by gwafaeziokwu: 5:56pm On Oct 13
Night Rain

By J.P Clark




What time of night it is

I do not know

Except that like some fish

Doped out of the deep

I have bobbed up belly wise

From stream of sleep

And no rooster crow

It is drumming hard here

And I suppose everywhere

Droning with insistent ardor upon

Our roof thatch and shed

And through sheaves slit open

To lightning and rafters

I cannot quite make out over head

Great water drops are dribbling

Falling like orange and mango

Fruits showered forth in the wind

Or perhaps I should say so

Much like beads I could in prayer tell

Then on string as they break

In wooden bowls and earthenware

Mother is busy now deploying

About our room let an floor

Although, it is so bad

I know her practiced step as

She moves her bins, bags and vats

Out of the run of water

That like ants filling out of the wood

Will scatter and gain possession

Of the floor. Do no tremble then

But, turn brothers, turn upon your side

Of your loosening mats

To where the others lie.

We have drunk tonight of a spell

Deeper than the owl’s or bat’s

That wet of wings may not fly

Bedraggled up on the iroko, they stand

Emptied of hearts, and

Therefore will not, stir, no, not

Even at dawn for then

They must scurry in to hide.

So let us roll over our back

And again roll to the beat

Of drumming all over the land

And under its ample soothing hand

Joined to that of the sea

We will settle to sleep of the innocent and free.



Rip great one! You kind comes once in a life time. Nigerian literary community will miss you.

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by tutudesz: 6:33pm On Oct 13
gwafaeziokwu:
Night Rain

By J.P Clark




What time of night it is

I do not know

Except that like some fish

Doped out of the deep

I have bobbed up belly wise

From stream of sleep

And no rooster crow

It is drumming hard here

And I suppose everywhere

Droning with insistent ardor upon

Our roof thatch and shed

And through sheaves slit open

To lightning and rafters

I cannot quite make out over head

Great water drops are dribbling

Falling like orange and mango

Fruits showered forth in the wind

Or perhaps I should say so

Much like beads I could in prayer tell

Then on string as they break

In wooden bowls and earthenware

Mother is busy now deploying

About our room let an floor

Although, it is so bad

I know her practiced step as

She moves her bins, bags and vats

Out of the run of water

That like ants filling out of the wood

Will scatter and gain possession

Of the floor. Do no tremble then

But, turn brothers, turn upon your side

Of your loosening mats

To where the others lie.

We have drunk tonight of a spell

Deeper than the owl’s or bat’s

That wet of wings may not fly

Bedraggled up on the iroko, they stand

Emptied of hearts, and

Therefore will not, stir, no, not

Even at dawn for then

They must scurry in to hide.

So let us roll over our back

And again roll to the beat

Of drumming all over the land

And under its ample soothing hand

Joined to that of the sea

We will settle to sleep of the innocent and free.



Rip great one! You kind comes once in a life time. Nigerian literary community will miss you.


MY LAST TESTAMENT, A POEM
BY JP CLARK

MY LAST TESTAMENT

This is to my family
Do not take me to a mortuary,
Do not take me to a church,
Whether I die in or out of town,
But take me home to my own, and
To lines and tunes, tested on the waves
Of time, let me lie in my place
On the Kiagbodo River.

If Moslems do it in a day,
You certainly can do it in three,
Avoiding blood and waste,
And whatever you do after,
My three daughters and my son
By the only wife I have,
Do not fight over anything
I may be pleased to leave behind

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by SimplyFacts: 6:55pm On Oct 13
May his soul find eternal rest

Meanwhile,,,,
This Oshodi - Iyana Ipaja traffic no be here o angry

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by ashawopikin(m): 6:56pm On Oct 13
tutudesz:
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 sibbling, around him.

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

Signed:
Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family.
Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children.

Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned Writer, Professor John Pepper Clark is dead.
The poet is the younger brother of former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South Leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark.
In a statement signed by Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children and made available to Vanguard Tuesday, Professor John Pepper Clark died in the early hours of today.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/breaking-edwin-clark-loses-brother-prof-j-p-clark/
Rip to a great man

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Virus99: 6:56pm On Oct 13
Abiku is dead las las cry

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Astra101: 6:56pm On Oct 13
Rest in peace thou great man of pen!

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by Daniel058(m): 6:56pm On Oct 13
Rip
Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by RAGEofFIRE: 6:56pm On Oct 13
undecided

Read his poems that were added to the"West African verse" back in Junior Secondary school.......A literary genius

RIP Sir........

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Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by bigdammyj: 6:56pm On Oct 13
RIP
Re: Prof. John Pepper Clark Is Dead by YorubaKinging: 6:57pm On Oct 13
The end is near

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