Seeing and believing: Casting a deep gaze into the ugly underbelly of society
“There is Fela the man and Fela the musician. I took Fela the musician and used it to develop a story about violence and the struggle for resistance, which he stood for while he lived and sang.
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 3
Abeokuta has been credited with pioneering religious tolerance in Nigeria. According to a source, in the Abeokuta of the nineteenth century, churches were built side by side mosques and shrines.
An orphan’s story offers redemption for the girl-child and moral regeneration
The three generations involve the protagonist, Ada, her grandmother and her own children. Omonigho’s rich use of different characteristics and figurative forms gives the reader a smooth flip through these times and generations.
A Jane Austen after 200 years
Austen died in her forty-second year, unmarried. A distinguished biographer of hers, David Cecil, says: ‘Normal and feminine as she was in so many ways, it is unlikely that Jane Austen was without some maternal instinct.
Foundation’s pre-emptive approach to rights infringements gathers steam
Increasingly, platforms of intellectual property domain are now more diffused with technology becoming more advanced. The need to capture areas often overlooked into rights campaign for the creators...
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 2
Femi must be particularly referring to Wole’s role as The Magician in a prize-given day play in his standard III at St Peter’s School, Ake, which has been variously pointed at as his inaugural statement on stage.
Reporting public affairs: The missing link
Just as you don’t become a lawyer (a practising one) only upon studying law in the university or a teacher after graduating from a college of education, you don’t also answer to a journalist merely because you have undertaken journalism studies.
China cremates body of Nobel laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo
Liu's remains were incinerated "in accordance with the will of his family members and local customs" in the northeastern city of Shenyang, said Zhang Qingyang, an official from the municipal office.
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 1
Africa’s most renown writer, Wole Soyinka, was born on July 13, 1934. His literary works which span the domains of drama, poetry and prose are remarkable for their aesthetic sublime and universal philosophical relevance. Soyinka is also a profoundly gifted essayist whose thoughts opened up the cultural cum philosophical mooring of much of African literature…
KABAFEST 2017: Opening up conversation, creative space of a less understood region
For the most part, Northern Nigeria seems like a closed book to many, especially those in the Southern part of the country. The interweaving of politics and culture, firmly embedded in the underbelly of religion, has not made matters any easier.
Sex, lies and sickle cell
By the time we come to the end of ‘Stay With Me’, shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the reader is spent, having been taken through the mill by the protagonist’s seemingly endless travails. We have run such a gamut of emotions....