Literature

Contemporary impulse, Nigerian spoken word and the internet – Part 2
Arts Literature Ogugua Nwadukwe Omajuwa Titilope Sonuga

Contemporary impulse, Nigerian spoken word and the internet – Part 2

In “Word”, Ogunwale explores the relationship she shares with “word”. How it possesses her without her knowing “You…rape me”. The way it makes her feel, “…I marvel at your grandeur-mess/ You ease my stress/ take me up to a higher place”. How she reverence it, “I embrace your majesty/ I […]

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Politics, culture give No More the Taming Hawks flesh

Already, the-Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement seems to have a dramatic platform to project its ideals and vision, going by the thematic preoccupation of ‘Diran Ademiju-Bepo’s new play, No More the Taming Hawks, one of the 11 plays on the Longlist of the NLNG sponsored Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018. Published by Dynasty […]

Dapo Olaosebikan’s odyssey to the Presidential Villa
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Dapo Olaosebikan’s odyssey to the Presidential Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO In the last 12, 292 days, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has been a recurring figure in Nigeria. The retired major general in the Nigerian Army had entered Nigerians consciousness when he became the nation’s head of state from December 31, 1983 to August 27, […]

In Born Under A Bad Sign, Apelegan Bolaji periscopes love, virtue
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In Born Under A Bad Sign, Apelegan Bolaji periscopes love, virtue

Over the years, Nigerian literature has had works, which treat socio-political conditions of citizens, especially those at the lowest rung of the society. Bolaji J. Apelegan’s Born Under A Bad Sign is a laudable addition to these works that critics refer to as committed literature. Apelegan’s creative lenses capture the […]

Nigerian authors nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize
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Nigerian authors nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize

Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor Two Nigerian writers Chimamanda Adichie and Nnedi Okorafor have been nominated for an alternative Nobel Prize for Literature. The alternative Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded by a Swedish non-profit organization called The New Academy. The New Academy was founded on the initiative of a […]

At authors’ forum, publishers, writers seek peaceful relationship for viable book industry
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At authors’ forum, publishers, writers seek peaceful relationship for viable book industry

Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo Resolving the row between publishers and writers will continue to dominate discussion in the book industry. Issues such as, betrayal of trust, non-payment of royalties, inability to meet expectations, poor marketing and sale of books and breach of contract are major causes of the confrontation.All these were highlighted […]

Soyinka’s Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business for unveiling August 2
Arts Literature Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes Wole Soyinka

Soyinka’s Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business for unveiling August 2

Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the formal unveiling of Wole Soyinka’s latest Interventions Series, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business. The event holds on August 2, 2018 at the Freedom Park (Kongi Art Gallery), Broad Street, Lagos Island. Time is 11.30am. Soyinka’s Intervention VIII, which was supposed to […]

Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading
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Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading

Former US president Barack Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list. Obama took […]

Young writers expand frontiers of Nigerian literature on social media
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Young writers expand frontiers of Nigerian literature on social media

Just like other forms of writing enterprise, which have been tremendously impacted on, literature is beginning to cope with possibilities of new media. Social media publishing, for instance, is one of such. Young Nigerian writers are taking to the all-welcoming nature of e-publishing, as they continue to find it difficult […]

Nigerian shortlisted for £5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018
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Nigerian shortlisted for £5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2018

Efua Traore PHOTO: Commonwealthwriters.org A Nigerian-German writer Efua Traoré has been selected as one of the five regional winners for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, from 5,182 entries and a shortlist of 24 stories. Efua Traoré wrote a piece titled ‘True Happiness’, which described a fiction story of how “a troubled […]

Braithwaite joins narrative landscape
Arts Literature NLP Oyinkan Braithwaite. The Narrative Landscape Press

Braithwaite joins narrative landscape

Oyinkan Braithwaite (left)signing the publishing contract for My Sister, the Serial Killer (Nigerian edition) with Anwuli Ojogwu, co-founder, NLP (right). The Narrative Landscape Press (NLP) has announced the signing of a new author to its stable. She is Oyinkan Braithwaite. NLP will be publishing the Nigerian edition of Braithwaite’s debut […]

In The Reversal, Otti periscopes the other side of military coup d’état
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In The Reversal, Otti periscopes the other side of military coup d’état

The Reversal Most narratives on toppled governments or military coup d’état have focused more on accounts by the coup plotters, the implications and the expectations of the new regime. Zara’s story in The Reversal, on the other hand, is a fictional portrayal of such event. It highlights the harrowing experiences […]