Dear Urhobo Historical Society,
I am writing to express the greatest sympathy at the passing of Prof.
Omafume Onoge, one of the leading progressive voices in Nigerian
letters and sciences. I had the opportunity to interact with this
formidable scholar in the context of the Nigerian Anthropological
& Sociological Association, and fondly recall his kindness in
hosting our annual conference during the freezing Jos harmattan
of early 1984. I'm enclosing a copy of the poster from that
congress, not just for the sake of nostalgia for a much more
optimistic time in Nigerian history a quarter century ago, but
also so as to echo from the rooftops Onoge's slogan featured on
that poster: IN SOLIDARITY!
African Studies Center