2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize entry opens
The competition is free to enter. This year’s winner is Trinidadian writer and artist, Ingrid Persaud, who calls Barbados home. She won with her story, ‘The Sweet Sop.’
Call for submission for Ebedi Review 2017
The Ebedi International Writers Residency was established in 2010 by Dr. Wale Okediran as a retreat for African writers the world over searching for a serene and comfortable environment to research and work on their arts.
Oke: Poetry can be a force for positive transformation of society
First, there is the challenge, actually a moral crisis, of many poets, especially the younger ones, who seem more interested in the fruits than the labour of poetry. And for them the fruits can only be one thing: literary prizes.
Post-modern master, US poet Ashbery dies at 90
"Well, I'm told that they're not," he said in a 2005 interview with NPR. "What they are is about the privacy of all of us, and the difficulty of our own thinking," he said. Yet "they are, I think, accessible if anyone cares to access them."
Sule, Obi-Obasi, Abdullahi Herald ANA’s A-Book-A-Child project
Nigerian Writers Series 2 books, dedicated to children’s literature, are out. It is a culmination of over a year’s process of competitive call, sifting through manuscripts and arriving at a group of three adjudged publishable by the series editors.
The poetry of Ebi Yeibo - Part 2
The poem entitled “Corruption blues” takes a look at the endemic corruption that has destroyed the nation’s moral fabric and body-politic. While the leaders themselves are enmeshed in it.
Unigwe’s Night Dancer… Same beautiful story with new look
Parresia Publishers has released the reprint of Night Dancer by Chika Unigwe. The first edition had a few problems with the print, which we profusely apologise for.
Ifowodo, Ojaide, Oke vie for N30.6m literary prize
A statement by the company’s General Manager, External Relations, Dr. Kudo Eresia-Eke, said the lucky treble made the journey from a shortlist of 11 released in July by the Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo-led Advisory Board.
The poetry of Ebi Yeibo - Part 1
In recent years, the Niger Delta crisis has thrown up quite a number of notable poets from the region, among whom is Ebi Yeibo.