NYSC in fiction: Salient message from Gimba’s a trail of sacrifice - Part 2
The failure of the NOFB in Gimba’s Kokania and the apparent lack of interest of the young Kokanians are also as a result of the antithetical attitudinal dispositions of the waver biscuit-weight pillars behind the formation of the scheme.
Atogun, Adebayo task local publishers on Nigerian writers
Two writers, who just burst onto the country’s literary scene with their exciting works, Odafe Atogun (Taduno’s Song) and Ayobami Adebayo (Stay With Me), which is shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Prize for Literature, have challenged Nigerian publishers.....
Badejo offers life-changing tips on personal transformation
In the first step, ‘A clean slate,’ the author reveals that the primary assets needed are the quality of thinking and richness of one’s imagination.
This is Jos, a city that promises “emotional stability” alongside something “one could not quite place”. Nothing quite prepares anyone for what follows, and by the end of the first chapter, several family members are feared dead.
NYSC in Fiction: Salient message from Gimba’s A Trail of Sacrifice - Part 1
As a viable human enterprise, literature has, from time immemorial, derived its engaging and revealing contents from the inexhaustible vortex of human chequered happenings and happenstances. In other words, if we humour the cerebrally feisty Kenyan novelist of consequential renown, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, we may not hum and haw in accepting his well-thought-out view that…
A historical tribute for a sensitive idealist
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.
Diary of a professional bridesmaid
The book, therefore, is not just an account of her personal experiences, but also some lessons for young women who would soon find themselves as brides or bridesmaids.
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.