Resolving the row between publishers and writers will continue to dominate discussion in the book industry. Issues such as, betrayal of trust, non-payment of royalties, inability to meet expectations, poor marketing and sale of books and breach of contract are major causes of the confrontation....
Soyinka’s Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s unfinished business for unveiling August 2
Arrangements have reached conclusive stages for the formal unveiling of Wole Soyinka’s latest Interventions Series, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business. The event holds on August 2, 2018 at the Freedom Park (Kongi Art Gallery), Broad Street, Lagos Island. Time is 11.30am.
African literature, the english language and the nation - Part 3
The fifth problem is associated with the ironic twist in an African writer condemning European values while employing an European language, which in itself is an European value item. This is probably what Sartre means when he says, “if he destroys it (French value, that is) in French, he poetizes already.
The Last Carver gets september release date
Towards the last quarter of 2018, Purple Shelves Publishers, Nigeria would be releasing The Last Carver (TLC), a well-crafted novel written by Ositadimma Amakeze in response to the growing concern about culture continuity and bequeathal of traditional values to the next generation.
In Eclipse Of Justice, Ezeji deconstructs legal schisms
It is becoming a norm for individuals to court one of the genres of literature as a conduit for the appraisal of their profession(s). Dami Ajayi’s Clinical Blues (2014) is one of such literary outputs inspired by the author’s profession. Hence, it is not a surprise to have a poetry collection from a legal practitioner, who also holds degrees in literature.
Uwaifo’s Conversations in Electric Utility Engineering for launch August 2
With his latest book, Solomon Omorodion Uwaifo, one of Nigeria’s renowned authors and professionals, has given us an exposition on the power sector, and Nigeria and the world have been handed an incisive and well-informed insight into the endemic and debilitating power sector that the country has been grappling with over the years.
Dust to Dew, memoir of a depressed soul
Depression happens to a lot of people. It is that feeling of being inadequate and weak inside. Dr. Olaokun Soyinka defines it, as “overwhelming feeling of pointlessness,” while Kadaria Ahmed says, is “a serious mood disorder, which affects how we feel, think and act.”
When UNILAG gathered eggheads for Prof. JP Clark
From July 11 to14, 2018, the University of Lagos hosted the maiden edition of John Pepper Clark International Conference. It had as theme, Connecting the Local and Global Across Literary Genres. Before the conference, there was considerable excitement, both within University of Lagos and the wider literary community, at the prospect of hosting such an…
Obama recommends Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Adichie books for summer reading
Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.
Sobande: I started writing when I was seven
At the age of seven, Mercy Sobande conceived an idea of writing a book. He started putting his thoughts on pieces of paper in form of stories and showed them to his father, Mr. Olatoye Sobande...
With prodigy series, OVH Energy hones young writers skills
Writing as an art form has stood the test of time, and is becoming increasingly important as an expression of one’s personality, as well as, a visible, permanent and indelible expression of a person’s inner thoughts.
African literature, the english language and the nation - Part 2
In another essay, “Where Angels Fear to Tread” (1962), Achebe observes: “The question then is not whether we should be criticised or not, but what kind of criticism.” He identifies three categories of critics who do not enjoy the respect of African writers: first, hostile critics; second, those critics ....