The Society of Young Nigerian Writers has registered their condolence to the prestigious family of the Late foremost Yoruba Novelist and pioneer author – Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa, popularly known as D. O. Fagunwa, over the death their beloved wife and mother – Late Chief Elizabeth Adebanke Fagunwa.
In a statement signed by the National President of the forum, Mr. Wole Adedoyin, the SYNW joins voice with writers all over the world to mourn the demise of the late literary promoter who throughout her life was committed to sustaining and promoting the footprints and the leviathan legacies left by her late husband in the literary field of life.
He described the late Mrs. Fagunwa as a virtuous woman who played great roles in advancing, peaking and championing the cause of literary activities across the country, especially through the Fagunwa Foundation which is founded to promote the literary works of the late legend.
On his own part, the National Secretary of SYNW, Izunna Okafor described the demise as a great loss to the literary community. He said although Late Mrs. Fagunwa died at 85, having lived a purposeful life, the literary community would always miss her presence.
In a bid to mourn and honour the great woman, Izunna further stated that the National body of the SYNW has resolved that this year’s edition of the Fagunwa Day will no longer hold, as it has been postponed to next year, following the news of the demise.
Fagunwa Day is an initiative of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers, and has been running since the year 2011.