There’s something vainglorious about trying to sum up a race, a people or a kingdom in a book: It often appears as one dish menu. But A History of The Udu People and Urhobo Nation of Nigeria, edited by His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel B. O. Delekpe, Ohworhu I, the Ovie of Udu Kingdom, is an exception.
Chinua Achebe’s ‘Anthills of the Savannah’ for review
One of the masterpieces of literary giant Prof Chinua Achebe has been picked by a book club for review. Referred to by USA Today as “A vision of social change that strikes us with the force of prophecy”, Mbari Uno Book Club presents ‘Anthills of the Savannah’; a classic of one of Nigeria and Africa’s greatest…
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A decade of literature,politics and cultural activism
The new decade is looking better for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as she is set to receive the first Belle van Zuylenring this month, starting off where she left last decade. An honorary prize set by the ILFU International Literature Festival Utrecht, Adichie is receiving the prize “because of the unique way in which she knows how…
Akpata descendants unveil book on family tree
The renowned dentist and academic, Professor Enosakhare Samuel Akpata, has written a book on the genealogy of Akpata family of Benin Kingdom. The book details the origin and accomplishments of the Akpata descendants, while also touching briefly on the history of Benin Kingdom.
At book presentation, Obasanjo admonishes Nigerians to celebrate, value their culture
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has berated Nigerians for not carrying their culture the way they should. Obasanjo said this at the 40th memorial anniversary lecture, public presentation and book launch, titled: Cultural Modernity in a Colonized World....
Chief Isaac Delano: The memory of a great legacy
Without necessarily allowing the discovery of the former to affect his commitment to the latter, he diplomatically assents that clearly there are certain parts of his scriptural conclusion
From Dafinone, It’s trilogy of poetry collection
Acclaimed poet and financial consultant, Wisdom Oteri Dafinone, has unveiled three new books to address issues about life, youths, the future
How book policy implementation will address sector challenge
The Nigerian indigenous publishing industry in the last two decades has experienced a downturn due to numerous challenges of book piracy
Book editors chart path to proficiency, professionalism
The Society for Book and Magazine Editors of Nigeria (SBMEN),on Thursday, December 12, 2019, organised a Town Hall Meeting to chart a way forward for stakeholders in the book business.
Exploring complex siblings’ relationship in My Sister the Serial Killer
Family relationships can be slippery terrains to map. But Oyinkan Braithwaite has done a terrific job of exploring perhaps the most complex siblings’ relationships...