As part of the efforts to improve enforcement of copyright laws in the country, the National Copyright Commission (NCC), last weekend
Hard tackles for restructuring campaigners in Bukar Usman’s scholarly engagement
For the number of years that the clamour to restructure Nigeria has dominated the airwaves in the media and at other public fora
A peep into an extraordinary life: A review of Sons of A Priest
Sons of a Priest is a book big in size, profound in content, diverse in its views and as complex as its subject– Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Tagbo OON (1929-2016).
Michaels-Jefferson in Take Back Your Life
Take Back Your Life is a book written by Dr. Victoria Michaels-Jefferson to address the problems people face in life and give them succour. The 14-chapter book, with 160 pages, which is a product of thorough research, careful planning and execution serves as a wakeup call to people who are going through the vicissitudes of…
When Goldsmiths College honoured Buchi Emecheta
“I work toward the liberation of women. My books are about survival, just like my own life” (Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/British Author 1944 - 2017)On what would have been her 75th birthday, that ‘s July 21, 2019, the Internet’s foremost search engine, Google, celebrated Nigerian author, Buchi Emecheta, with a Doodle. This alteration of the Google…
Author tasks parents, teachers on health, nutrition of children
A practicing Public Health physician, Dr. Anirejuoritse Chima-Oduko, has stressed the need for parents and teachers to take the wellbeing and health of their children seriously in order to secure their future.She made this recommendation during the presentation of her newly published book, Healthy Kids Are Happy Kids, in Lagos. She stated the book combines…
With ‘Killing Them Softly’, Agbonlahor interrogates female oppression in Africa
Killing Them Softly by Martin Agbonlahor, a UK-based Nigerian lawyer and journalist, is not just a seminal book onwomen’s rights in Nigeria but also an, exploration into cultural anomiearising from injustice against women. The 28-chapterbook is devoted to Martha Clifford’s challenges and how she breaks the glass ceiling. She is not just the conscience…
Tragicosmogony, metatheatre in Eghagha’s The Oily Marriage
The word tragedy originates from two Greek words, tragos (goat) and oide (song, ode). The reason why ‘goat’ is implicated in the etymology of tragedy might be elliptical,
‘There appears to be a resurgence of quality writing in children’s literature’
Servio Gbadamosi heads Winepress Publishing and its parent company, Noirledge Limited, a robust independent publishing house that has in the past 10 years helped mainstream a generation of new voices in Nigerian writing.
Idada: Writing energises me, it is a catalyst, sometimes sedative
Idada has stage plays, collection of short stories and poetry to his credit. His stage plays include, Flood, Brixton Stories, Lost and Coma, 3some. He has also written and published a collection of short stories: A Box of Chocolates and Exotica Celestica.
Interrogating Multilingualism, national development in Nigeria
Chris Uchenna Agbedo’s Multilingualism and National Development in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges examines the multilingual situation in Nigeria. It interrogates the apparent failure to manage centrifugal and centripetal forces in a manner that will douse the flaming embers of conflictin....
Maryam, Tega, others for writers residency
Maryam, Sakina, and Tega, are among the writers from West and Central Africa are to participate in the November edition of the PenPen Africa Writers Residency.