Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has received the Nigerian Studies Association Prize for his Prince Twins Seven-Seen: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America (Indiana University Press, 2010).
The citation for the award, given to the best book published in 2010,
concludes: "The book is undoubtedly a product of painstaking and
thoughtful scholarship that will be of interest to those engaging in
artistic and cultural studies, ethnographic, historical, and
biographical studies, as well as in Nigerian and African studies. In
this masterpiece of artistic, ethnographic and cultural study, Professor
Glassie sets a standard against which studies of contemporary African
artists will be measured for the foreseeable future.”
says... Posted Friday, February 24, 2012
Like all Henry Glassie's books, this one about Twins Seven Seven carries art back to the place and people and milieu fostering its creation. It is the noblest move of the folklorist to return the lore to the folk. Not only Nigeria thanks this great scholar.