When Oral Literature confab turned University of Abuja into ideas’ incubator
On his part, president of NOLA, Prof. G.G. Darah of Delta State University and confab convener, implored participants to contribute to the discourse critically as the creative industries in Nigeria have the...
Red card, green card – Notes towards the management of hysteria
For now, that moment having passed, I must be culpable of breaking a solemn promise. By the way, since we are on the terrain of literalism, has anyone attempted to ”tear” or rip apart a Green Card? Even a Credit Card?
Season of Crimson Blossom: A literary criticism
Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s debut novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms has been reviewed and rated spectacularly in recent times. Who would have thought that a first time ...
'Rare' Anne Frank poem to be auctioned
An "extremely rare" handwritten poem by Anne Frank, penned shortly before she went into hiding from the Nazis, is to be auctioned and could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($55,000), the auctioneers said Thursday.
A question of audience – redux
Welcome back readers. My second article in this series was mentioned in an article by Chigozie Obioma in the UK Guardian, Who Should I Write For – Nigerians, Africans, or Everyone? in which Mr. Obioma argued...
Nnadi preaches unity with the land of my birth
Describing writing as a calling, Abraham Nnadi, a lawyer, said his background in literature has paved way for him to be an author.“Indeed, my background as a lawyer is an advantage, as we write quite often.
US author Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize
Paul Beatty became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize -- the world's most prestigious English-language literary award -- for his novel "The Sellout" on Tuesday.
Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays
Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights, according to an edition of his works coming out this month that uses "big data" to reveal the mixed authorship. Shakespeare's reputed rival Christopher Marlowe is credited as co-writer in the Henry VI trilogy of plays while playwright Thomas Middleton is credited…