As much perhaps could he said about popular culture categories like Bolanle Austeen-Peters’ celebrated stage play, Wakaa! The Musical, which has made an explosive arrival on the Nigerian stage and is now set to make a London debut in July 2016.
How to correct Nigeria’s leadership deficiency
Leading Right: Nigeria (The Exclusive Edge magazine, Lagos; 2017) is a book in two volumes by Philip Ejiofor. It explores the challenges and solutions of leadership and governance in Nigeria.
Afonja chronicles his Adventures in University Governance
I Smell a Rat: Adventures in University Governance is the title of Prof. Biyi Afonja’s book on his experience as a university teacher and administrator. Written in a lucid and captivating language, I smell a Rat chronicles the pro-chancellor’s exciting experience.....
Lies and facts in Wolff’s Fire and Fury
I am neither a Trumper nor anti-Trumpist, a complete outsider to the Trump’s memoir. Dispassionately, it is easier to join the throng in the anti-Trumpism of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury as a rhapsody of anticipation than to take a painstaking and objective assessment of the book, Fire and Fury, for probable elucidation and justification…
Poverty, precarity and ethics of representing Nigeria, Nay Africa - Part 2
At best, the extroverted narrative offers an avenue, a comfortable one (far from Africa’s poor and hostile publishing terrain) for the West-based writers...
Alkali’s tale of love and politics in Invisible Borders
Prof. Zaynab Alkali is northern Nigeria’s best known female novelist. She is best known for her first book, Still Born that established...
Poverty, precarity and ethics of representing Nigeria, nay Africa - Part 1
Central to my thesis in this paper is the question: who or what determines the ethics and aesthetics of representing poverty and precarity in Africa? I answer this question by evaluating the role of the African writer in the present time characterised by globalisation,......
The making of a literary matriarch
Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo – Life and Literature (University Press Plc; Ibadan, 2017) by Ezechi Onyerionwu is an epitome of an intellectual biography that compels the interest of the avid reader, especially with a literary background.
How poor leadership denies nations, citizens prosperity
The benefit of experience has shown that prosperous nations have attained it through good institutions, sound socio-economic policies, and virile system and ethics.
Oyeniyi out with Terrorists in the Cockpit
When bad leaders are in office, the destiny of the people is in jeopardy. It, therefore, calls for people with the best characters to be in the position of authority.
Olusegun’s heartfelt poems elicits devotion, true worshipper
The Abundance of A Heart (Plummet, Lagos; 2017), written by Nwachukwu Olusegun, is a book of poetry that exalts the creator of all beings. The book, which contains 70 poems, incorporates four distinct poetic forms haiku, sonnet, triolet and free verse. Olusegun was a nominee for the ‘Nigerian Writers’ Award’ in the Teenage category. He…