Arese Ugwu's Smart Money Woman book tour continues to inspire
The unprecedented book tour for The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom started in Ibadan, Oyo State and made its way through to Lagos, Delta and Akwa Ibom States.
A former winner, two outsiders in contention for the Nigerian Prize For Literature 2016
In fact, the contest is between a former winner, Unigwe, who won with On Black Sister Street in 2012, and two outsiders to the prize, Ibrahim (Season of Crimson Blossom) and John (Born on a Tuesday).
Oloruntoba-Oju’s lemon for orange metaphor in a season of change
Notable public intellectual and poet, Mr. Odia Ofeimun, has always accused Nigerian writers of avoiding the urgent political issues of the day, especially in their fictional ...
Entry closes for Etisalat Prize for Literature
Submission of entries for the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Etisalat Prize for Literature has closed. The longlist will be announced at Ake Arts and Books Festival in November.
‘Why civil war narratives will continue to thrive’
In 2012, octogenarian author, famous for his novel, Eze Goes to School, co-authored with Michael Crowder, came out with his novel based on the Nigerian Civil War, Troubled Dust.
Frederick Forsyth gives up on fiction
After a dozen novels and 70 million book sales under his belt, British writer Frederick Forsyth told AFP he is giving up on thrillers because his wife told him he can no longer travel to adventurous places. "I'm tired of it and I can't just sit at home and do a nice little romance from…
Pounded yam for Okey Ndibe
Let me tell you why I will pound yam for the American based Nigerian novelist and columnist, Okey Ndibe, even though I’ve not pounded yam since General Muhammadu Buhari was a head-of-state.
The subject of our stories
Welcome to the first of my articles here in The Guardian. When I was approached about this gig, I took it without thinking. Without thinking about what I would write to fill a biweekly spot, or 800 to 1500-word article in what I have to say is my father’s favourite newspaper.