Nigerian Literary Scholar, Francis Abiola Irele Is Dead


A Nigerian academic and foremost literary scholar, Francis Abiola Irele, is dead.

A relation of the don confirmed his death to our source.

Born in 1936, Mr. Irele graduated from Ibadan University in 1960. He completed a Ph.D in French at the University of Paris, Sorbonne in 1966 and held teaching positions at the University of Ghana, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Ibadan.

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