Ibadan is a city located in south-western Nigeria and is the capital of Oyo State with a population comprised mostly of the Yoruba people. The name Ibadan is derived from the Yoruba words Eba Odan which literally means ‘between the forest and plains’.
J.P. Clark’s poem is a short description of the city.
running splash of rust
and gold – flung and scattered
among seven hills like broken
china in the sun.