Gabriel Okara’s role and status as one of the pioneers of modern African literature in English, or indeed in any Western colonial language, has been affirmed for decades.
A poetic reconnaissance of the Niger-Delta in Benji Egede’s songs of fuellessness and testament of hope Part 2
This seemingly endless strain of melancholy continues in “A Note to Nkunlunkulu” as Egede solicits God’s intervention for a dissipation of the cruelty and startling problems crushing the entire region of the Niger Delta.
South African poet, activist collects prize in Poland
"Staying true to your ideals is a challenge, but the life of this year's laureate demonstrates that it is worth it to be faithful," said Katarzyna Herbert, the poet's widow.
Ile wins Etisalat prize for literature, Iromuanya is runner-up
A Nigerian writer Jowhor Ile has been announced as the winner of the 2016 edition of Etisalat Prize for Literature.
The autumn of Professor Morayo
Morayo is not your average woman of a certain age. A retired professor of English, she has lived an eventful life travelling the world as a diplomat’s wife, and is now facing the autumn of her life with the verve of a rose in bloom.
Rainbow book club reviews 17 secrets of high-flying students
A statement on the book’s blurb says, ‘If you desire success in your academics and life as a whole, this is your chance to make your dreams come true… packed full with exciting life-changing stories, nuggets and principles, 17 Secrets Of High- Flying Students gives you the wings to fly….’
Nigerian wins Etisalat prize for literature
Jowhor Ile, author of And After Many Days, has won the Etisalat Prize for Literature.
Poetic reconnaissance of Niger Delta in songs of fuellessness and testament of hope- Part 1
In recent times, considerable accretions of literary works have generated so much scholarly engagement in the sphere of environmental literature. This is a welcome development, considering the indispensable role of the environment to man’s existence.
Africa keeps winning with the Etisalat Prize for Literature
Three writers are in the race for it. They are South Africa’s Jacqui L’Ange, author of The Seed Thief and two Nigerians - Jowhor Ile, author of And After Many Days, and Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr & Mrs Doctor.
A child’s turning point in My Stubbornness Must End Today
Author of My Stubbornness Must End Today (B’World Communications Nigeria, Lagos), Mr. Okochi Benjamin, made the call at the launch of his book recently.