Prostrating patiently to get PhD
It is acutely annoying and unacceptable to my temperament that in the bid to earn the coveted PhD, some ambitious students are made to stretch from three years onto eternity the task of writing a so-called dissertation....
Arterial Network’s e-book on freedom of creative expression in Africa out
In September 2014, Arterial Network launched a call for contributions from writers, journalists and researchers from across the continent to share their opinions and knowledge on this broad topic.
Etisalat Prize for Literature shortlists 3 authors for awards
The Etisalat Prize for Literature has shortlisted three authors for 2016 edition of the annual literary awards.
Asma Lamrabet: Morocco's Muslim feminist polymath
Moroccan author Asma Lamrabet is used to multi-tasking -- mixing her writing with a career in medicine -- but perhaps her most noteworthy balancing act is being both a faithful Muslim and a committed feminist.
A wassail for the wayfarer: Biodun Jeyifo at 71 - Part 1
It is already a year ago, incredibly, that artists, writers, journalists, trade unionists and intellectuals gathered first at Ibadan, and then at Ife, to celebrate the 70th birthday of prof Biodun Jeyifo...
Charting a new roadmap for Lagos water crisis
Alternative Roadmap for Water Sector (Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, Lagos; 2016) is a monograph produced by Environmental Rights Action, the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International.
Mapping youthful exuberance gone awry in Patrick Maidoh’s The Protagonist
Buchi Atuonwu, or simply Buchi, as he is known in gospel music circles, first made campus cultism a focus of his novel, Ceasefire in 2009 (BookBaby). Then Eghosa Imasuen took the theme further with his narrative, Fine Boys, in 2013 (Farafina)....
Jenim Dibie’s The Calligraphy of God elicits praise at launch
A Nigerian poet and author Jenim Dibie crowned her literary efforts in year 2016 with the launch of her book, The Calligraphy of God, which was held recently. Family and friends joined the author to celebrate the launch....
Praise Blast… Obey, Fasoyin, Midnight Crew, others thrill at theme pack
Last year ended with a celebrated gospel music concerts tagged Praise Blast, held at Hi Impact Planet Amusement Park on Km 12, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. A total of 19 performers took to the best stage in the country on perhaps the largest.....