Tears has engulfed the entire Ijaw nation and the literary world at large as a literary god, Prof. John Pepper Clark joins his ancestors today.
This was made known to newsmen earlier today by a statement signed and made available by the duo of Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family and Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children.
The statement reads in full below:
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 sibbling, around him.
The family appreciates your prayers at this time.
Other details will be announced later by the family.
Prof. C. C. Clark, for the family.
Mr. Ilaye Clark, for the children.
Source: The Liberator