Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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Osa Egonwa’s inaugural lecture: matters arising

Okechukwu Nwafor


This article revisits Osa Egonwa's inaugural lecture titled "Writing about art and making art in Nigeria: Many legs, how much movement?'' held at Delta State University, Nigeria in 2007. The article identified certain intellectual concerns raised in the lecture as those that border principally on disciplinarity. Through this lecture I examine the tensions surrounding definitions in the visual arts discipline in the Nigerian academic system and the inability of art historians in Nigeria to articulate a clear pedagogical direction regarding the scope and methods of art historical writing.

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