Professor John Pepper Clark, Nigeria’s celebrated poet, and Emeritus Professor of Literature have passed on in the early hours of today. He was born on the 6th of April 1935 and passed on today.
This was made known by a statement signed by Prof. C.C Clark for the family and Mr. Illaye Clark, for the children of the deacesed.
‘The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta State, wishes to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and Renowned writer, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has finally dropped his pen in the early hours of today, Tuesday 13 October, 2020’
‘Prof. J.P Clark has paddled on to the great beyond in comfort of his wife, children and sibling, around him.’
‘The family appreciates your prayers at this time’
‘Other details will be announced later by the family’.
Many readers and writers have started to relate one of his poems, ‘The Casualties’ to the current #ENDSARS protests.