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KGS Announces Editors For Its Poetry And Art Anthology In Honour Of Khalil Gibran

Khalil Gibran Society (KGS), one of the Organizers of Khalil Gibran @ 90 Poetry and Art Anthology has officially announced Salamatu Sule and Gboye Abidoye as editors for both the art and poetry chapters of the anthology.

This was contained in a press statement made available to pressmen by one of the organizers of the project, Wole Adedoyin in Ilesa on Friday.

Salamatu Sule is a Poet and Book reviewer, also a SAIL Alumnus. She has reviewed several books by prolific authors of fiction and nonfiction, from Tope Fausua’s Crushed and Things to do before your Career Disappears to Abubakar Ibrahim Adam’s ‘The Whispering Trees’ including Dike Chukwumerije’s Urichindere and many others. It Can Now Be Told by Maimunatu Dadasare is her Seventeenth review. Salamatu is the former Secretary,

Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA, Abuja Branch) and has held a Diplomatic Book Discourse with the German Embassy, consulted for the Orpheus Literary Foundation.

A Member of the Board, Skills Outside School Foundation, Fellow Ebedi Writers Residency and SAIL Alumnus. Sule, is the founder of Fahimta Literary Discourse (FLD), a literary agency in Abuja, Nigeria She has two published works to her credit: Oma the Drummer Queen (Children’s Book, 2017) and Orchestra of Her Last Rites (Poetry,2018). She is a Coffee addict and loves to sleep too.
Gboye Abidoye was born on 16th of November, 1965. He attended St. Stephens Catholic Pry. School Oyi Araromi (Oyi Obasinkin). Ila Orangun L.A, Secondary Modern School, Ila Orangun and Ila Grammar School, Ila Orangun in 1985 September.
He later served under Mr. Olabisi Iyiola Fakeye (Bisi Fakeye SNR.) as an apprentice at the National Studio of Modern Arts, National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. In 1989, he gained his freedom as a young master carver. Gboye has however worked with different Arts companies among which are Craft Heritage, Lagos and AFAAK Nig. Ltd.
In 1995, Gboye Abidoye joined Oyo State Council for Arts and Culture, Mokola, Ibadan as residence Artist before his appointment as a staff in 2007.
Gboye Abidoye is a good sculptor, art administrator, singer, actor and event decorator.

He has also participated in various group exhibitions across Nigeria and represented Oyo State in different editions of the annual National Festival of Art & Culture (NAFEST).
Gboye Abidoye is the current Oyo State Governor of the Association of Nigerian Theatre Art Practitioners (ANTP).

According to Adedoyin, “Year 2021 marks 90 years since the Late Khalil Gibran left this world. In order to celebrate 90 years of great impacts made by him and his numerous works, Khalil Gibran Society in collaboration with Cedars Institute, Gibran National Committee in Lebanon and the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) are already calling for entries in poetry and art works (mainly paintings, carvings and drawings) for its proposed poetry and art anthology in commemoration of 90 years of Khalil Gibran’s death”.

Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist. He is best known as the author of The Prophet, which was first published in the United States in 1923 and has since become one of the best-selling books of all time, having been translated into more than 100 languages.

Kahlil Gibran was the key figure in a Romantic movement that transformed Arabic literature in the first half of the twentieth century. One of his books titled “The Prophet” provides timeless spiritual wisdom on a range of subjects, including giving, eating and drinking, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, teaching, time, pleasure, religion, death, beauty and friendship. Corresponding to each chapter are evocative drawings by Gibran himself.

Gibran explored literary forms as diverse as “poetry, parables, fragments of conversation, short stories, fables, political essays, letters, and aphorisms.

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