Milking the Breast of the Earth: The Niger Delta in the Poetry of Tanure Ojaide
The African intellectual, thinker or academic until recently saw no real connection between his research engagement, dedicated teaching or book-peering and what the politicians, busy like a child dismantling a bizarre toy behind his mother, were doing to his country's body politic. He had earlier learnt from his
professors in the metro poles of Europe and America that politics should be left for politicians. This was fair enough. However, not only did the politician fail, his counterpart in khaki uniform having edged him out, stood in his stead. The soldier's outing, like the politician's, was equally a colossal disaster in governance and economic management.