Boost your child’s creativity: Five sure-fire ways to get them ticking
The purpose of that question is to show the direction you have to tailor your child’s creativity – solving real life issues. For children, however, the process begins with free expressions spurred by their active imagination.
Paryss Steve-Harris becomes an author at five years old
Growing up I used to think that you had to be old enough, at least a young adult for you to write a book. Well those were my thoughts until I saw this lovely, colourful and creative book written by a five year old.
Alkali and Abouleila… Beaming searchlight on Muslim women’s writings
Abouleila: I love the energy that comes with writing; it’s really vibrant. I grew up an avid reader. I read statistics at university of Khartoum. I failed to get my Ph.D; it was a big trauma for me because my mother is a lecturer and I was raised to believe I would also teach at university.
Atona Owe Yoruba to the rescue of Yoruba language
To rekindle interest in learning Yoruba language with its rich proverbs and save it from extinction, Alhaji Nureni Asamu Raimi has launched Atona Owe Yoruba to provide young people a guide to better mastery of the language.
Genius of the unconventional and the patterning of dualities: Wole Soyinka’s early childhood - Part 4
One of the sensational truths of his life which Wole himself is never hesitant to tell is that he is not a Christian; has never been a Christian. He has never remembered a time, even at those legislated childhood phases, when he felt like a Christian. He tells Ulli Beier in a 1992 interview that…
Celebrating D.O. Fagunwa: Aspects of African and world literary history
The success of the artist – Yoruba artist particularly – is best gauged by how he mediates culture through his art and how the instances of such mediation become artefact and are themselves set as culture.
11 poets vie for $100,000 NLNG-sponsored literature prize
The Nigeria Prize for Literature rotates yearly amongst four literary genres: prose fiction, poetry, drama and children’s literature. The 2017 prize is for poetry and comes with a cash award of $100, 000. Next year is drama.
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.