I wanted to make people cry. I also noticed from all the books that I read about Lagos that they were either talking about just the Island or just the mainland. No book about Lagos has talked about both the Island and mainland at once.
A feast for young writers at Abraka
The playwright drew attention to the fact that every writer must be a good observer, adding that inspiration, intuition and imagination are the three eyes a writer must have to be successful.
Theorising third-generation Nigerian novels
What is attempted in this short essay is a critical overview of attempts at theorising the third-generation Nigerian novels and the strands of discourse that are emerging from the critical interventions.
Ibadan and an evening of poetry in honour of Niyi Osundare
On World Poetry Day, March 21, 2017, Ibadan had an indelible literary event in celebration of Prof. Niyi Osundare, who recently turned 70.
Why Nigeria needs a National Poetry Month
When I was about thirteen I memorized my first real poem. It was “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” by Robert Frost. I loved the melodic sound of the words as they slipped from my mouth, sliding in rhyme against one another.
Institute a literary prize, foundation in Buchi Emecheta’s honour
For her immense contributions to the country’s body of literary works in a writing career that spanned 44 years, authors, associates, friends and family members gathered recently to honour and pay tributes to the foremost Nigerian novelist, Mrs. Florence Onyebuchi Emecheta....
Titi Horsfall reads in Port Harcourt, harps on girl-child rights
As part of activities marking this year’s International Women’s Day, last week in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, author of historical fiction, Mrs. Titi Horsfall read excerpts from her recent novel, Influence of a King.
History and politics in 21st century Nigerian poetry - Part 2
Apart from Nigerian politics and history, international politics also features in the poetry of 21st century Nigerian poets. Through the agency of globalisation via the World Wide Web, as well as the self-exile or travels or Nigerian new poets, global issues have taken place in their poetry.
A festschrift in honour of Muyiwa Awodiya @70
Muyiwa Peter Awodiya is a professor of Theatre Management and Dramatic Criticism in the Department of Theatre Arts and Mass Communication, University of Benin, Benin City.
‘There can be no better investment than in Nigerian art’
I advise collectors to collect more in these hard times because there can be no better investment than the Nigerian art. Today, we are celebrating the amazing collection of paintings of Obiora.