The cosmopolitan: Teju Cole and the new African internationalism
In his memoir, One Day is for the Thief, Teju Cole remarks that Nigeria is a “hostile environment for the life of the mind.” This is a statement ...
50 years on… Efuru in the context of national discourse and development - Part 1
Flora Nwapa-Nwakuche, more famously known as Flora Nwapa, broke forth as a notable path-finding African female writer of the 20th Century.
Philosopher urges Nigerians to embrace indigenous knowledge, languages
If Nigeria is to attain real development, western educated Nigerian scholars must embrace inherited body of indigenous knowledge with their basic ideas, beliefs as well as principles, theories and technical skills....
As you know Bob – showing vs telling
I remember the first day I heard the phrase, “As you know, Bob . . .” I had just begun this journey into writing, into completing my first novel.
Gun that nearly killed poet Rimbaud sells for almost half million euros
The most famous gun in French literary history, the revolver with which Paul Verlaine tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur Rimbaud, sold for 434,500 euros ($460,000) at an auction in Paris on Wednesday.
Sacred suicide: Re-reading Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman forty years after
Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka is an acknowledged classic of world theatre. It has been staged across the continents to wide acclaim.
Anne Frank poem fetches 140,000 euros at Dutch auction
A very rare handwritten poem by Jewish diarist Anne Frank was sold for 140,000 euros to an unnamed online bidder Wednesday, fetching almost three times its reserve price.
'Post-truth' is Oxford Dictionaries word of the year
Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as its word of the year on Wednesday, saying its use had spiked in the past year because of the Brexit vote in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.