Eminent scholar-poet and University of Benin (UIBEN) don, Professor Tony Afejuku, has delivered a lecture at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on America, Their America, a 1964 American charming travel narrative by a foremost Nigerian and African poet, playwright and dramatist, the very distinguished Professor John P. Clark.
The occasion was the 42nd international gathering of the World Phenomenology Institute, which held at the Harvard Faculty Club of the University.
Phenomenologists, philosophers and scholars from Europe, Asia, Latin America, USA and Africa graced the event. Prof. Afejuku was the only representative from Africa.
His elegant presentation, which was very well received, focused on Clark’s phenomenological aesthetics in America, Their America.
Afejuku’s paper, a significant aspect of the event’s exchanges, revitalizes interest in thebook, and stirred the emotions of especially American delegates, one of whom, a female participant, apologised, on behalf of her compatriots, to JP Clark for his rough experiences in his Parvin year at Princeton.
Afejuku will return to Nigeria shortly after concluding pertinent scholastic engagements.