Many Nigerians, especially those who have had some exposure to other English-speaking countries, would readily agree that the way English is spoken in Nigeria departs markedly from the way...
Chimamanda Adichie’s book ‘Americanah’ picked for TV series
The television series adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s acclaimed novel ‘Americanah’ has been green-lit by HBO Max.
Dreams, despairs of nationhood in Barth Akpah’s Land Of Tales
Published by the Ibadan-based Kraft Books Limited, in 2019, Akpah’s Land of Tales is a 100-paged book of 56 poems. This collection of poems, Akpah’s debut, is woven into four anthems, which define the manifold...
Interrogating minority report & draft constitution of 1976
As part of its transitional measures towards civil rule in 1975, the military regime of General Murtala Mohammed gave a Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) of 49 wise men the task of drafting a new Constitution for Nigeria. The civil rule was expected to commence on October 1, 1979.
Olabode Lucas unveils Iroye, stories from childhood
Professor Olabode Lucas’ new book, Iroye, Stories from Childhood, is set to be presented at the University of Ibadan Staff Club, on August 29, 2019 at 11am. The presentation is for the new book to be autographed.
New voices of Nigerian fiction from Chimamanda’s workshop
Every year, I organize a writing workshop — Purple Hibiscus writing workshop — in Lagos. Thousands of people apply, many of them talented. But we have room for only 20.
In new book, Sola Adeyemi interrogates Femi Òsófisan’s dialectical reading of history, politics
Femi Òsófisan is a major dramatist from Nigeria who experiments with forms and theatrical traditions. This book focuses on his development as a dramatist and his contribution...
Two Nigerians make 2019 Booker Prize longlist
Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, The Serial Killer and Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities have been named on the 2019 Booker prize longlist. The longlist also features Margaret Atwood's The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. Braithwaite and Obioma's books were chosen alongside 11 other books from 151 novels published in the UK or…
Why illiberal political class cannot yield social democracy
In this richly interesting book, some 341 pages, I believe Osoba employs an interesting narrative strategy of deploying information in modest capsules but then tasking the reader to achieve completeness through remedial research and complementary sourcing.
CORA Book Trek holds Saturday
The Committee for Relevant Art, CORA, will hold its sixth Book Trek in 2019, the fourth at Quintessence Gallery, this year, on Saturday, July 20.
Adegoke’s life of service in print
To celebrate the 80th birthday of their teacher, Alhaja Wusamot Adegoke, her old students of over 50 years, under the umbrella of Ansar-Ud-Deen High-School Old Student Association (AHOSA), recently came together to launch her biography...