|Urhobo Historical Society|
Victor Manfredi’s Condolences for Omafume Onoge
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