James Ene Henshaw… A legend remembered 10 years on
Born on August 29, 1924 in Calabar, Nigeria, he attended the National University of Ireland (1943-49) and University of Wales Postgraduate School, Cardiff, United Kingdom, where he qualified a chest physician.
Abiola Irele: A tribute to the master - Part 2
The hard reality is that Irele’s dilemma was not a personal one, but a feature of a national, and continental travail. As it turned out, his contribution at that symposium was coincident with Biodun Jeyifo’s discussion of de-territorialization...
Onobrakpeya: I feel greatly pleased to be honoured at home
Previously named ‘Living Human Treasure’ by UNESCO, Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya recently received an honourary doctorate degree from Delta State University, Abraka, for his work...
Anyaegbuna wins U.K. writing scholarship
The 2012 Commonwealth short story winner, African region, Jekwu Anyaegbuna, has been awarded a scholarship to study Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom.
Ogbowei@62… I sing of tales of betrayal, savagery and love
Notable Niger Delta poet and teacher, GILBERT ‘EBINYO OGBOWEI, turned 62 last Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Ogbowei attended University of Lagos for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and University of Port Harcourt for his post-graduate studies.
Ndibe: Nigeria can produce another Nobel laureate
For me, the success of the African writing is particularly remarkable, given the dysfunction of our system. The fact that we have many novels coming out of Nigeria is almost a miracle.
Ogidi Yam Festival as catalyst for development
The Ologidi of Ogidi, Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule and his subjects were fully prepared for the big feast. His main objective was to galvanise the people to promote socio-economic development in the community, especially education.
Nwelue: Literary rebel on a mission to colonise America
Clutching a bottle of chilled Gulder beer, Onyeka Nwelue sat with some friends sharing jokes and banter when this reporter arrived Gbogobiri Home. The original plan was to hook up with the writer somewhere in Surulere for a chat, but events of the day brought us to Ikoyi.
Ejike: How we took Nollywood to global arena
I started writing short stories for Drum magazine at 13, sharing the same page with Ben Okri. I also wrote for Daily Star under the managing editorship of Cyprian Ekwensi and, with the evolution of radio, I dramatised my stories into radio drama and eventually TV drama, with actors participating.
KABAFEST 2017… Taking book festival train to Kaduna
The inaugural edition of Kaduna Book and Arts Festival (KABAFEST 2017) will hold from July 5 through 8, 2017, at Gusau Institute, Kaduna State. In line with Kaduna State Government’s restoration programme and commitment to the promotion of literacy...