With Abuja book convention, Abubakar Gimba lives on
No less than 500 people from all walks of life recently converged on Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, for the maiden edition of Capital Territory Book Convention. Late illustrious writer and former president of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Abubakar Gimba, was immortalised at the book event organised by Delta Book Club,…
Why Gabriel Okara literary festival will not hold this year
For those who wholeheartedly embraced the entrant of Gabriel Okara Literary Festival into the Nigerian calendar of cultural offerings, this may not be the best of times. The festival will not hold this year, according to eggheads at the University of Port Harcourt, host institution for the festival. The festival was last held on April…
Akande reads 'Where are you from?'
Author of acclaimed campus-focused novel, What It Takes and University of Lagos don, Dr. Lola Akande, has released another novel titled Where Are You From? It is about citizenship, indigenisation, inter-ethnic marriages and youthful exuberance. The novel questions the true meaning of federalism and highlights the frustration and disappointment young Nigerians face in their quest…
How Bauchi First Lady, others celebrated World Book Day
In the first day of March, all roads led to Bauchi state where all the literary enthusiasts in the state gathered for an indelible romance with the day set aside for the bookers, World Book Day, aimed at reinvigorating and instilling the gradually fading-out reading culture among younger ones.
JP Clark International Conference holds in July, calls for papers
The first Prof. John Pepper Clark International Conference will hold in July 11 through 14, 2018 at University of Lagos, Nigeria. It has theme ‘Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres.’
Exploring the pervasive influence of religion on man’s behaviour
The Beast Religion and New World Order (48hr Books, U.S.; 2017) is an in-depth psychoanalysis of man as influenced and dominated by religion which is regarded as the beast, the politics and consciousness of man’s existence, divine totalitarianism and how all this affects his existence.
Ovation, admiration as Ifeoma Okoye reads at UNILAG
The audience clapped intermittently while being entertained by the octogenarian guest writer who read from her 2013 novel The Fourth World with great precision.
Nigerian feminism as alternative voice in feminist discourse
In discussing the issues of women in relation to various factors, what comes to mind is the term “feminism”. And feminism is the belief...
Global celebration for Achebe’s Things Fall Apart 60 years after
The year 2018 marks the Diamond anniversary of the publication of the 1958 novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The story’s main preoccupation concerns pre- and post-colonial life in late 19th century Nigeria.
The writings of Emmanuel Oronsaye - Part 2
The points that I sincerely and particularly wish to establish about Oronsaye’s concern with the morbidity of our age in his poetry are two. The first...
NLNG presents $100,000 cash prizes to 2017 literature, science winners
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited, at a public presentation last week in Lagos, formally presented The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Science, which come with a cash prize of $100,000 each, to four winning entries that emerged from the 2017 cycle.